Video: Kiteboarder Hits Humpback Whale

We’ve seen some videos that feature close encounters with wildlife before, but this one just might take the cake. It shows a kiteboarder zipping along on the surface of the water before he encounters – and hits – a humpback whale. I can’t imagine how surprising it must have been to glide right over the back of the giant mammal. That’s one obstacle you don’t expect to have to dodge while out on the water.

Kraig Becker