Man Meets Whale

Searching for waves up the coast from their home in Santa Cruz, Darshan Gooch and his friend Marty stumbled upon a few waves and whales. In this episode of Sea Movies, watch as Darshan gets a few waves and a good look at two baby gray whales rolling and diving while a larger adult makes it’s presence known.

“A few times the calves had poked their heads out like they were trying to get a visual of the other half of me that wasn’t submerged underwater sitting on my board… After awhile they moved slightly north closer to the channel and I tried to pick off a few waves as they came in. There was one moment in particular paddling back out, were the larger whale had come out of the channel. I was completely blown away by the size and length as it started to descend back underwater.”