Jodie Nelson was disappointed that she only raised $6,000 in advance of her 40-mile paddle for breast cancer — until a whale joined the cause.
During the nine hour journey from Santa Catalina Island to Dana Point, CA, a 30-foot minke whale swam alongside her 14-foot board, accompanying the surfer for two hours as she stood and paddled.
Minke whales are common in these waters, but rarely seen for more than a quick look. Since this remarkable encounter, donations have been flooding into the websit, paddlewithpurpose.
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Thanks also to John Flippin for submitting this story!