Jamie Mitchell

Jamie Mitchell, big wave surfer and winner of the 32-mile Molokai to Oahu paddle race, in Hawaii, had a close encounter with a pod of whales.

Eight-time World Paddleboarding champion saw the huge mammals surfacing close to his paddleboard.

Mitchell was filming off the Northern NSW coast for his new television project "Living in Liquid."

According to scientists, up to 13,000 humpbacks make the journey along the eastern seaboard each year.

The pro surfer has already ridden 60 foot waves off the coast of California, will attempt to dive without oxygen to 100 foot and will also try to stand-up paddleboard a 50-foot wave.

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