"Dude they’re called killer whales for a reason. They’re hunting him."
The son of the legendary surf photographer Aaron Chang, “surfing’s premier all-around lensman in the 1980s and early ’90s”, has posted a wild video of him and his pals foiling alongside Orcas “bigger than SeaWorld.”
Saxon Chang, who’s a fine art photographer just like daddy, was foiling downwind from Mission Bay to Oceanside, a thirty-five mile run that takes the pilot directly past Chas Smith’s Tuscan-inspired villa, famous for its ornate wrought-iron railings and wall accents, in Cardiff when the Orcas were spotted.
“When we were passing through La Jolla canyon @kyleknoxis and @jonlaunais started shouting ORCAS!” writes Saxon. “They popped up close by and started to check out @avinamark on the sup, circled us from beneath the ski and played in the wake for a few exhilarating minutes before disappearing. Unforgettable experience!”
The post has been a viral hit of sorts, with over one thousand people moved enough to comment.
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A common theme was the Orcas weren’t playing but merely sizing the surfers up as potential meats.
The fact that no one os scared of these things is the definition of insanity. I really need to know why more orcas don’t absolutely murk people. We HAVE to fucking reek or something, like they just KNOW we taste like shit. Otherwise I cannot understand why they don’t give us the fucking K.O
Wow. Really looked like they were trying to decide if you guys were edible.
One of these days, a pack of orcas is going to decide that human is on the menu!
Dude they’re called killer whales for a reason. They’re hunting him.
I have some doubts about the fact that they have never attacked a human, people disappear at sea and we will never know who chewed them
I think it’s good you were wearing orange and not all black 😬granted they’re smart, perhaps only 1 attack ever recorded they’re still an apex predator.
No killer whale attacks on humans ever, worldwide. Except for killer whales in captivity. They’ll kill you then, as they should.
Four attacks on record, all by Orcas held in tanks, three of ’em by the same whale, a pissed-off male called Tillikum who was the subject of the weepy movie Blackfish.