Friday, November 14, 2008

Surfer Whacked in Head with Whale Tail

David Sheridan, of Australia, has had a lucky escape after a whale hit him in the head with its tail while he was windsurfing off the New South Wales coast. Sheridan, 42, surfed over the whale by accident on the 26th of October.

Speaking to press, Sheridan said: "The whale kept coming up. ... I did not know what to expect and I went over its back just past its fin. Next thing I felt was its tail come up and hit me on the back of the head."

He then described his getaway. "Soon after the initial impact the tremendous force subsided and I kite-surfed away with my legs shaking, hooting and yelling filled with excitement and relief."

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