Not...a...chance. Those things are very aggressive hunters. Sharks do not scare me like these things do.
Usually the Orcas up there eat Salmon and we would SUP around those PODs hoping to get close enough for some photos, but those ones appeared to be chasing Seals/Sea Lions...I wouldn't hang around.
Yeah, I wouldn't chance it...I'd get out and watch from the shore.
those things kill great whites. definetly not swimmimg with something that eats great whites!
One must be willing to bet your life that that hungry orcas can always tell the difference between a sea lion and a surfer in a wet suit without an initial taste test. These things will come in on the surf and snag a sea lion right off the beach. They're very tough predators in the wild, not a Sea World act. Actually, I believe that a Sea World handler/trainer was killed by one of their orcas sometime back.
Crap my suit.........then get out of the water............
I'd at least consider getting out myself, but keep in mind how much more developed the orca brain is than a shark brain. Cases of mistaken identify are a lot less likely.
There has never been a documented fatality on a human from a wild orca, and very few bites in general - the nightmare stories are all examples of orcas in captivity.
I'd probably rather paddle out with the orcas than stick around after seeing a shark
Can you imagine if a mother was teaching her calf how to hunt/kill and chose you as the subject?