Watch: Whale rides wave at Lennox Head, eats at the same time
Yesterday, two minke whales paused their southwards migration for a short interlude at Lennox Head. Photographer Daniel Cook captured them chasing bait fish, which is standard procedure, however they then also surfed waves into the baitball.
Seaworld's head of marine science Wayne Phillips told 9News he was amazed by the footage.
"Although it's not rare for minkes to be feeding on bait balls of small fish like that, to surf into that bail ball is just amazing," Mr Phillips said.
The whales each measured about eight metres long and weighed up to ten tonnes.