What a day in the Monterey Bay at Santa Cruz!!! Humpback whales everywhere. Must have been a lot of good eating around because the sea otters, sea lions, dolphins and birds were also very active. The gopro is great but since it's wide angled, the whales appear further away than they were. It was exhilarating being so near them on my Stand Up Paddle board and seeing how incredibly large and majestic they are. The O'Neill's Cold Water Surf Contest was going off at Steamer's Lane. It was almost as if the whales were putting on a show for the spectators on the cliff.