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Whale-watchers capture whale breaching on top of kayakers

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Posted at 7:50 AM, Sep 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-15 07:50:40-04

MOSS LANDING, Calif. — A passenger on a recent whale-watching tour captured some dramatic moments on video, when a humpback whale jumped out of the water and nearly crushed two kayakers.

The Sanctuary Cruises whale-watching tour happened over the weekend in California’s Monterey Bay, south of San Francisco.

According to the video description on YouTube, the tour happened upon a large gathering of humpbacks that were feeding and coming up for air among some kayakers.  Suddenly, a whale breached and splashed back down, nearly crushing a tandem kayak.

The video shows the two people who had been on-board were uninjured in the encounter.