Footage has captured the unbelievable second an Aussie wind surfer crashed right into a whale because it launched itself from the ocean.
Hair-raising footage filmed on a GoPro motion digital camera confirmed the second the juvenile humpback hurled itself out of the water and hit Newport man Jason Breen as he was windsurfing off the coast of Mona Vale Seaside in Sydney’s north.
Mr Breen, 55, toppled beneath the sleek whale and was briefly pushed underwater as his leg rope snapped.
One dramatic second from the clip confirmed the humpback from underwater earlier than Mr Breen swam to security. He emerged from the incident unscathed.
“It got here down, landed straight on me and obtained caught in my leash,” he instructed Channel 9.
“It most likely dragged me 20 or 30 toes beneath. To be sincere, I believed it was throughout, then I felt my leash break and I believed, ‘Thank god’ and got here as much as the highest.”
Mr Breen stated he believed it was the newborn whale’s smaller dimension and shorter life within the ocean that helped him to outlive.
“It was an enormous calf, if it had barnacles I might have been ripped aside as a result of the whale’s physique was beside me the entire time,” he stated.
Whereas the mesmerising close-up footage was captured by Mr Breen himself, one other native, Paul Netteback, was additionally filming the incident by pure likelihood.
“I needed to maintain filming however then I believed somebody may need simply died, so I finished filming and I obtained triple-0 prepared,” Mr Netteback stated of his personal footage, captured from farther away.