Humpback whale joins surfers and dolphins in the waves

September 19, 2019 | Surfing
Humpback whale: playing around with the dolphins and the waves in Western Australia

A surf videographer from Western Australian filmed a juvenile humpback whale playing in the waves with surfers and dolphins.

We all know dolphins love to surf. But when Alasdair Evans saw them catching a few waves, he decided to fly his drone up and capture the whole scene.

"To my surprise, a large shadow appeared, and it turned out to be a humpback whale. It graced the lineup for around five minutes," explained Evans.

"The whale and the dolphins seemed happy interacting with each other, which allowed nearby surfers to experience a magical moment with the large marine mammal."

A Unique Moment

According to the videographer, it's common to see humpbacks breaching out of the water in the region, but rarely this close to waves and surfers.

"Four minutes later, a large set broke on top of the whale and, frightened, it swam back into the depths of the Indian Ocean," added the Australian surfer-videographer.

Alasdair Evans says this was by far the highlight of his winter, as he couldn't believe what he was seeing while shooting from up above.

"It was a memorable encounter for me. I was in the right place at the right time with my drone. I keep saying: West is best!" concluded Evans.