Whale In Rockaway Beach

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by ThatSlyB, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. ThatSlyB

    ThatSlyB Well-Known Member

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    Aug 20, 2012
    Was surfing yesterday morning off the jetty in Rockaway Beach, and spotted a whale jumping way out in the ocean. Everyone talked about it and was pretty cool to see, no one had ever seen a whale while surfing before.

    The whale disappeared until about an hour later, directly out from us to where we were all looking for the swell to be coming, maybe 200-300 yards away, this enormous whale bursts out of the ocean, and comes back down with a huge splash, leading to a simultaneous "HOLY S%$^" from everybody out there. It continued to do this as it moved east, giving us all a show. About 30 people came running from the beach onto the jetty armed with cameras to try and take pictures.

    Was pretty cool to see. Anyone else see it? Has there been many whales around?
     
  2. Yewnorksurfsux

    Yewnorksurfsux Well-Known Member

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    Aug 27, 2009
    I saw to jumping in October last year up and down
     

  3. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    you mean none of the dfd hipster kooks that come in from brooklyn, that have no clue what lineup etiquette is, have seen them before. the rest of us have seen plenty of them this time of year.... especially at the irish circle or conolly's. lol.
     
  4. ThatSlyB

    ThatSlyB Well-Known Member

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    Aug 20, 2012
    I surf this time of year every year and I have never seen them, so I guess not all of us.

    I also do a ton of fishing and have never seen them then
     
  5. tomomp

    tomomp Active Member

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    Jan 30, 2013
    hahahaha well played!!!
     
  6. KrisD

    KrisD New Member

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    Sep 19, 2013
    Hey out on beach this morning, saw that whale. Totally awesome, breaching & jumping out of water. He hung around for good 45 mins, maybe longer I had to split.
     
  7. Losttsol

    Losttsol Well-Known Member

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    Feb 18, 2013
    Rock, Rock, Rockaway Beach. You can watch a whale in Rockaway Beach!
     
  8. CBSCREWBY

    CBSCREWBY Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    Hey! Isn't that a song by the Sting Raymones?