It’s a sight that would make even the bravest surfer tremble just a little in their wet suit.
But a couple of curious whales made for a spectacular snapshot at Kurnell on the weekend, when the majestic creatures neared cautious surfers waiting for a wave.
They splashed along the coastline at the reefs not far from the whale watching platform at Cape Solander.
It’s peak time for whale season, and quite common to see whales pass through so close to shore.
Breathtaking footage of a whale playing with a paddle-boarder on the South Coast emerged last week, while a baby humpback whale had to be euthanised after it beached itself at Puckeys beach earlier in the month.