It was unlike any other day for 27-year-old Luke O’Reilly. He just wanted to do whatever it is, I assume, all young, athletic, cool kids in New Zealand do, go paddle boarding. But regular paddle boarding can sometimes be boring, right? So why not step it up a notch? As told to the Daily Mail, O’Reilly was on the beach when he spotted a pod of orcas (yup, Killer Whales!), when he decided that it would be neat to go out there with a GoPro and see how they’re doing.
He was quickly surrounded by six ocras swimming next to him. One in particular stuck by him for almost 10 minutes and even tried to take a bite out of his board! But being an expertise in the art of balance, O’Reilly was able to stabilize himself and stay on his board. He’s swam with and paddle boarded with orcas before but does not recommend an average person to do the same.
Watch the clip below and tell me if your knees were buckling too!
(Images from 3News)