Life long surfer Craig Hunter (aka Billy) was surfing at Stent Road surf break near Cape Egmont in Taranaki, when he saw a big whale about 6.30pm on Saturday, but he said the waves were just too good to stay out of the water.
Hunter said he had seen a girl killed by a shark when he was 16 so the orca did not make him nervous. Huh?
Meanwhile, according to photographer Jane Dove Juneau, there was one large orca and two small ones. Hunter had been too busy surfing to notice the other two whales.