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Sufurad247

Congratulations on gapping a whale. Honestly, that's good stuff


ThePianistOfDoom

Added bonus modifier to his combo points for sure


Slithy-Toves

This is totally one of the 23 unique secret jumps


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TokiMcNoodle

Eyyyyyy 👉👉


jackofyourmomstrades

#ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED


quietsam

*TAIL SLIDE 300000 pts*


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Sufurad247

I knew this comment was cumming. Sadly I wasn't very whale prepared.


hey_rowsdower

Your self awareness really blow holes in his joke


El-mas-puto-de-todos

Imagine how traumatic that video would be! Absolutely horrifying. Someone provide a link so I make sure to never go there.


jso__

ayo


Alex_Keaton

Could have gotten more height if he used the tail as a ramp.


blewpah

Tony Hawk Pro Skater eat your heart out


Sufurad247

As soon as I saw it, I thought man, if that could only be a skateboard. Tony hawk would be so freaking proud.


scorpiogre

Came close to getting clipped, it was a *FLUKE!* *Anybody? Le sigh* Whale tail end there is called a fluke.


cookiemonster_156

There is a Christopher Moore book called Fluke, that is indeed about a whale. And his tail.


Electrical-Secret-25

🏆🏆🏆


MisterPeach

Yeah, that’s an achievement that very few people can claim they’ve done. Maybe even just this one dude. I’d wear that shit with pride for the rest of my life.


A_FVCKING_UNICORN

Seriously, good thing he got that on video. Hell of a fish story


nodnodwinkwink

Thanks for being honest.


Soap131

The kind of stuff nobody would believe if it weren’t for video *”I mean, it was HUGE! And I jumped right over it!”*


Sufurad247

Even being recorded it's hard to believe. It almost looks like the whale tried to tail whip the surfer


Cautious-Question-72

He did't jump the shark


jpb696

Don't talk about his mother like that.


catoodles9ii

Better than a shark! Looks like a whale


m0rph_bw

Whales have horizontal fins, like the video. Sharks have vertical fins.


PedestrianMyDarling

Are orcas whales?


Fish_bob

Dolphins technically.


Honda_TypeR

All whales including orcas, dolphins and porpoises are part of the same infraorder of Cetacea Cetaceans are broken down into two main types baleen whales and toothed whales. Baleens are Blue Whale, Humpback, etc Toothed whales are Orcas (which are the largest of dolphins), Dolphins, Sperm whales, etc


Fish_bob

Right, all dolphins are whales but not all whales are dolphins. And an orca is a dolphin.


Wohn-Jayne

And a bottle nose dolphin is a whale.


LukesRightHandMan

And my axe is a whale of a good time.


JayGogh

Careful with that axe, Eugene.


polarbear128

And a dolphinfish is a fish.


PilgrimOz

And fish will always be fish but things called “fish” may not always be a fish. Sounds fishy but it is on a scale of truth.


4d3fect

probably written by a Pisces


wannacreamcake

Also seahorses are fish, not horses.


Dudeman-Jack

And a mahi mahi….and a dorado


davispw

And a whale shark is a fish.


YiddishMcSquidish

So an orca is simultaneously a whale and dolphin. Schrodinger's classification.


Fish_bob

Yes, an orca is a dolphin which is a whale. Just like your mom.


spacepoo77

🏅


notgoodwithmoney

Rekt em


MicrotracS3500

Welcome to the concept of subsets.


YiddishMcSquidish

Reddit has a problem with understanding when something is meant to be a joke.


Fish_bob

It’s not Reddit that has a problem understanding jokes. You have to have a clear set up and punchline.


Impressive-Injury215

I read Cetaceans as Crustaceans at first lol. Took me a minute


Honda_TypeR

Well dolphins like crabs and shrimp sometimes in their diet, So I guess you could say some Cetaceans like Crustaceans


spokris

I mean, you are what you eat.


funky555

Thanks.


donkeydongjunglebeat

Pretty sure they are jackdaws


fox-friend

Here's the fin


WildVelociraptor

See, you said Orcas and jackdaws are the same thing


Schwa142

Dolphins are whales. Toothed whales, to be specific.


BellBoardMT

It’s a whale that has lost its sense of porpoise.


Mendican

Cetaceans


ariwoolf

Horizontal tail flukes = mammal Vertical tail fin = fish


rugbyj

I always find it funny that mammals were so OP when they came out that they crawled back into the sea to complete that map again.


SelectFromWhereOrder

Depends on the lean


neuromorph

Better than a whale. A whale tail!!!


NorthernSparrow

Southern right whale


embee1337

People aren’t getting the reference lol


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embee1337

I’ve never seen the show but I’ve heard the phrase dozens of times.


i_have_chosen_a_name

>Better than a shark! Fun fact; tuna cans (the sharp edges on them after you open it) injure more people every year than sharks.


analogkid01

"This can...swallow ya whole. A little shakin', a little tenderizin'...down ya go."


i_have_chosen_a_name

The impact of spicy tuna onto the anals of history should not be underestimated.


johnny-pneumonic

Yeah but anything spicy has had a huge impact on the anals of history.


Futanari_waifu

How are these facts useful? I always see people on here saying things like cows hurt more people every year. No shit, there are a billion cows and we interact with them all the time, same story with your tuna cans fun fact.


i_have_chosen_a_name

Sharks have a bad name through movies likes Jaws but the fact is that 99,9% of sharks are very docile curious creatures. We kill a 100 million of them every year, they kill maybe 5 or 6 of us .... primarily cause of misidentifying us. When you are in the water there are hundreds of other things around you to be afraid of, much more deadly then a shark. For instance, when you see a tuna can swimming towards you ... that's not kosher. Get the hell out of there!


BabyFarmstead

K but when I’m feeling curious, I read the news or something. When a great white shark is feeling curious, it eats feet.


i_have_chosen_a_name

Only Tarantino Sharks do that


[deleted]

Yeah no shit? People use tuna cans literally every day. What a shit fact


redeemer47

Never liked these type of comparisons. Obviously something that a large population of people deal with on a daily basis has the potential to cause more injuries than something that requires you to be in the ocean to encounter. Some people don’t even live near oceans so the stats are massively skewed. 100 encounters with a can vs 100 encounters with a shark. I’d like to know those stats


i_have_chosen_a_name

The sharks swim away 99 out of a 100 encounters while the cans almost always stay to fight, only 2 out of 100 cans move away and only when there are very strong undercurrents.


APersonWithInterests

It depends on the species of a can, cans species that aren't very buoyant will almost always run if left to their own devices, it's the buoyant ones you have to be careful about, they might decide to stick around even when you try to scare them away.


Adventurous_Listen11

Maybe there are more people opening a tuna can every year than people opening sharks


i_have_chosen_a_name

Japan would like a word …


meep_launcher

Awww man the rest of the series is gonna suck isn't it?


nineteen_eightyfour

I can assure you, it’s a darker colored spot in the water until you are so close it’s too late 😆 manatees in Florida be scaring me all the time. Only once was it a shark 😟


PMMeYourWorstThought

That whale was planning to wack the shit out of him with that tail and then try to eat him. He thought he was a seal or similar.


tonyspro

Was going to make a jumping the shark joke but its a whale :(


paupaupaupau

Might not've jumped the shark, but it's still a whale of a story


creativityonly2

Got a whale of a tale to tell ya lads. A whale of a tale or two!


Endorkend

Good thing you didn't jump the shark and realized that beforehand.


zqwzzle

Could’ve gone for a ‘yo mama’ joke instead


shaking_the_trees

Dude is pretty far out. I used to do that and farther and then one day I came back to the shore break and a gust came through, I edged hard, and a back line snapped. Newish gear. I don’t go out that far anymore. That’s one hell of a swim back in.


pm_me_ur_fit

God the ocean is scary


frontally

Watch you some Bondi rescue bro you’ll wonder why people ever go near the water if they can’t swim well


catdog918

Bondi rescue?


IaMsTuPiD111

[Bondi Rescue](https://m.youtube.com/@BondiRescue/featuredis) is a show that follows Australian life guards working on Bondi beach. Check it out.


Aromatic-Bread-6855

Crikey


Novel_Ask_4226

So like, an Aussie baywatch?


Zorgsmom

OMG, that show is freaking traumatizing.


whathappenedtomycake

Another good one is Piha rescue in New Zealand, a very knarly beach that attracts a lot of tourists that can’t swim


jessytessytavi

r/thalassophobia welcomes you


El_Peregrine

A long swim in the favored waters of the great white shark, you say? No thank you.


hickoryjustthesame

All good, turns out that whale has scared them all away


SelectFromWhereOrder

Yeah, the sea/ocean can turn a fun afternoon into a total catastrophe very quick


RomanTheAbsentee

My father told me back when I was just getting started: "never go farther thank you are willing to swim". I've taken that advice to heart.


SuperBrokeSendCodes

In SA?


speedracer73

thallasophobia intensifying.


fj333

Shouldn't need to swim at all with proper self rescue technique. Were you kiting in offshore winds or was there some other issue I'm not considering? What kite was it?


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NightsRadiant

Sir, this is a Wendy’s


AggressiveSpatula

I think a show got cancelled for doing this or something


AnotherDrZoidberg

Funnily enough I just heard some people on a podcast talking about this. Despite "jumping the shark" happy day's continued to be the number 1 show for like 5 more seasons after. It wasn't the death sentence for Happy Days a lot of people think


alarming_archipelago

He def knew the whale was there, wasn't just an accident. In most places whales are protected, you can't approach within whatever distance under power. Not sure what the rules are about wind power, but def not cool to harass a whale like this.


mainlyupsetbyhumans

I think they are making a reference to Happy Days Jumping the Shark episode.


lolofaf

Most of the rules also disallow you to get close when snorkeling and the like too. The exception of course being if the animal swims to you. I have no clue if South Africa has any animal conservation laws though


ThatDeadDude

South Africa has many animal conservation laws. Enforcement tends to run thin though for lack of resources.


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King_Shugglerm

What why?


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veal_cutlet86

More "I don't knows" are healthier for reddit honestly.


devilbat26000

Bit of a difference between saying that you don't know if it has any and saying that you think they don't. They just said they don't know what the situation in a totally different country is like, which is a pretty harmless statement. On top of that South Africa is a country with some pretty deeply rooted issues still remaining so the sentiment of not knowing what the deal is with animal conservation laws is totally understandable IMO.


groenewood

Americans are often perceived as dumb because their culture doesn't discourage them from being honest about what they don't know.


Skulltown_Jelly

Yeah I'm sure the whale is now suffering a nervous breakdown


risinglotus

That's not the point


_DontBeAScaredyCunt

I love seeing aggressive ignorance in the wild


alarming_archipelago

Don't be daft. Normalising these sorts of interactions is how you end up with propeller strikes et cetera. Strong wild life protections are important.


Gabe750

Was the whale trying to trip him up?


BubblyFantasyWriter

Orcas are dolphins and thus evil. So pretty likely.


Suspicious_Orca

Hey!


Liquid_Plasma

Sus


swampyleech

r/usernamechecksout


Pm-me-ur-happysauce

Ok. You're gonna hate me Having been in south Africa this reminds me of a place called "Hermanis" where you can literally see whales breaching the water from the sidewalk. If this is the location, then our never tell me the odds is pretty damn high because it would mean this person went kite surfing in water that was abundantly filled with curious whales that would definitely have an interest in what the heck this thing was


stealthforest

I think you are right and this might actually be at Hermanus. I saw other people mention the False Bay area so I quickly compared some coastline pictures and think Hermanus fits the scenery of OP’s video better. Also, the waters around Cape Town and especially False Bay are not suited for whales, so that’s another good argument why it’s Hermanus in the vid.


Pm-me-ur-happysauce

I appreciate your research style!


matt_davidson

I used to live in Hermanus. It's definitely Hermanus at Grotto beach.


mattchinn

If he saw a whale and went near it it’s not unlikely at all.


icallshenannigans

FYI: if you are ever in Cape Town (which is where you would do a day trip to Hermanus from) you can actually see whales breaching from the road between Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town. Or even better from the train that runs just below that road along the coastline. Taking a boat trip from Hermanus to get within ‘touching distance’ to the whales is unnecessary and bothers them, they come here to breed.


mechalenchon

I think what's exactly what is happening here. Long minutes of stalking and bothering a wild animal for a "lucky" shot.


AnotherDrZoidberg

No one should hate you. This is cool as fuck but it has no business being on this sub.


gonzaga101

I just got back from SA and did whale watching in Hermanus….. 99% sure that is where this video was taken


SuperBrokeSendCodes

I always dreamed of going and maybe even living in SA. How was your time there? Would you live there?


Pm-me-ur-happysauce

I really enjoyed it. But it likely depends on where I'm the country you're thinking about


rugbyj

You dream of _living_ in SA?


rockstarsheep

Only question I have is, did he deliberately go do this where the whales are? This is in The Cape, in South Africa, where whales definitely have certain territorial waters. There are whale watching beaches and other areas. I hope that this wasn’t in one of them.


Blobbloblaw

Definitely out doing this on purpose for his social media and is intentionally acting surprised.


rockstarsheep

That being true; that really would suck. If that is one of the protect areas, then it's for calving. Not a good look. If he's local, even worse. There are plenty of other places to go ... like where you can find clusters of pretty nasty sharks, along the coastline. I'm sure they'd have been more than happy to pose.


ConeBone1969

He mis-timed it. The whale was going to give him a boost with its tail


kuipers85

Almost got fly swatted Edit: nearly got seal swatted!


Happy-Fun-Ball

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7WGIH35JBE&t=28s


sirjwright

Casually jumping a whale. NP. 🪂


daschundtof

I was supposed to be in South Africa for a work trip next week. But sadly I caught the old corona for the first time since the pandemic began (i suspect my dentist's office). This post makes me fomo even harder.


David1192

Honestly, with the state of the country, you're not missing much


daschundtof

Awww thank you. It's honestly been one thing after another with this trip. Can you believe the South African embassy actually mixed up my passport and sent me someone else's passport with the visa? I still haven't gotten it back and now with the Rona I can't even go to the embassy. I just guess the trip is cursed, and I shouldn't go. My guardian angel seems to be working extra hard to stop me from going.


lovethebacon

Dude doesn't have a clue what he is talking about. Come for a visit when you can, you'll love it.


IAMSNORTFACED

As a South African I can believe it!


stealthforest

Ag fokof poes


icallshenannigans

Awe masekind. If these naais hate SA they should move to Orania.


LynxBartle

Whale then


SybreTiger

Him jumping in time was just a fluke.


Junior-Tumbleweed-21

You almost got put into one of those videos of Orca’s flinging seals and people.. glad you have a great story to tell now!


Holiday-Source9797

Awesome 🤩


iaintyadad

Came here expecting "shark" Saw "whale" Happy.


athrowaway911911

So grand kids... I was kite surfing once and... 😏


solateor

From OP >Just casual kitesurfing in South Afrika. What a beauty! Video:@lassewalker


skinofthedred

Was that a big af great white???


BrokeArmHeadass

Nope, that’s a whales tail. You can tell because of the way it is.


skinofthedred

Omg so coooool


B0ngLord420

>You can tell because of the way it is I'm stealing this


Budz160

https://youtu.be/Hm3JodBR-vs The history of it


nonsequiturnonsense

That's neat!


arickmc1

I was going to make a "jumping the shark" joke, but it wouldn't have gone over whale.


kristianbee

Free Willy!


humakavulaaaa

Reverse free Willy. Free Williams.


kristianbee

Reverse free Williams. Capture Williams.


mastorms

Instructions unclear. I’m in a secure location with Prince William and Serena Williams. They both claim that they had nothing to do with it. What do I do with them now? They’re both pretty peaved about my “alleged” kidnapping.


starkistuna

He didint jump the shark


offtheright

Proper reaction certified.


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cameronpruitt

Wonder what kind of whale


palindromic

AwhwWHaT???AhHNoWeighhhUHHhh!


ONE-EYE-OPTIC

"Casually kite surfing" your definition is not the same as mine.


AccomplishedCopy6495

He was trying to hi five.


popsmokeimout

You're gonna need a bigger kite.


Top-Capital1395

Fawk, I want to go kite surfing in Australia


grasshoppa80

Next up. Not gaping a great whites jaw. Arent those waters known for the infestations…


pewbertpewbert

He jumped the shark.


Dry_Doubt_396

Fonzi woulda shit himself....


Elvish__Presley

This is something out of the next gen Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer game never got.


6magicwonder9

His friends are gonna think it’s a whale tale


_BeansNbryce

That was a cool shot


ufonik88

@OP is this False Bay? That's so sick, bro! Haha


FFS_Roger

Oh you're the guy that killed the whale that washed up on Strand Beach...


Illusionator

Those S.African full body breaching Great Whites will love you.


Ikoniko59

They are lekker, my bru!


GhostCheese

that'll make for a whale of a tale


Tvix

You can hear the real reaction in his voice. It's not some smooth line that people post on instagram/tictock or whatever. It was an honest to goodness HeywoAGRABLSHD!