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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:47 pm 
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Fort Worden in WA state. Single handling out on wire did not see whale pod because I was looking over my shoulder (Just got on wire). Nearly had my right hip inside lead orcas teeth. I had to take evasive maneuver to avoid other three. Random folks managed to track me down and send me the video http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5aacac73efb23/IMG_4277_s01.mp4

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:54 am 
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Running into large animals like that certainly gives us a quick reminder that when sailing, we are guests in someone else’s home... I still remember about 20 years ago I was windsurfing in college in Florida and accidentally disturbed a manatee. Although they’re considered harmless, they’re still huge and I never saw it ahead of time, so when the thing rolled over and I nearly crapped myself. Never got back up on a board so quick.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:34 pm 
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Whoa that's crazy. We need more to the story. Was the orca actually paying any attention to you, was it really about to take you?

I was just talking with a buddy about how running into a pod of orcas on the hobie would be possibly very scary.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:56 pm 
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AlaskaMatt wrote:
Whoa that's crazy. We need more to the story. Was the orca actually paying any attention to you, was it really about to take you?

I was just talking with a buddy about how running into a pod of orcas on the hobie would be possibly very scary.
They were just coming up for air but the lead orcas was right there. He slapped his tail down hard that my body went right through

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:19 am 
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The sea critters can be playful. Here's one rubbing his belly on the keel of my skiff.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:14 pm 
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:shock: Holy crap!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:18 pm 
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hobie1616 wrote:
The sea critters can be playful. Here's one rubbing his belly on the keel of my skiff.

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That's awesome

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