I too had the same experience yesterday minus the whale. The wildlife and sea life around me as I surfed was incredible. I had dolphins 10 feet from me doing flips and absolutely destroying set waves, hundreds of pelicans divebombing schools of fish and one of the best sunsets ever. I got suited up and surfed right as the wind switched and the waves held up in that wind pretty good until sunset. That sunset was UNREAL!! Before going in I snapped a couple pics from in the water and on the beach.