California paddle boarder’s orca encounter

California paddle boarder's orca encounter

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (CNN) – A paddle boarder is sharing some breathtaking video of an encounter with orcas — also known as killer whales.

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

One of the whales went directly under him twice.

He said he was “too excited to be scared.”

He also said he’s sharing the video to raise awareness for what he calls “these incredible, magical creatures.”

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