SEE IT: Paddle boarder’s incredible up-close encounter with pod of orcas (VIDEO)

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LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — A paddle boarder’s dream of seeing killer whales finally came true.

Rich German was paddling off the shore of Laguna Beach when a pod of five orcas interacted with him.

One of the whales went directly underneath him twice!

German said he was “too excited to be scared.” He also said he’s sharing the video to raise awareness for these animals whose populations are decreasing.

“My dream of seeing Orcas (aka killer whales) recently came true. Watch as a friendly pod of 5 orcas interacts with me on my paddle board. This was filmed with my GoPro off the coast of Laguna Beach California last week. You’ll see the whales come directly under my board twice. This was an amazing, magical afternoon.”


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