Humpback Whales Breach Up Close and Personal

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

Almost every morning at Kona Haven, we watch dolphins jumping and can spot whales near the horizon. At the beaches up north, there are even more whales. As I dug my toes into the sand Thursday at Makalawena Beach, I started to count the number of blowholes on the water, and there were at least a dozen, breaching over and over, too. But they were a long ways away. Even so, it makes one feel connected to nature.

Imagine how incredible it would be, though, to be paddle boarding a mile or so off Kailua Bay and have not one but three humpback whales breaching right in front of you? It would be a bit scary because you might worry they would splash or hit your board or land on on top of you. But they don't. Then the awe sets in. You can read more and see the short video in my personal blog today at this link: Three Humpback Whales Breaching in Kailua Bay.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Michael Jacobs
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Aloha Elizabeth - more 'ahh-some' times.  Hawaii will miss you I'm sure.  Until you return.  

Mar 02, 2019 11:06 AM #1
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Hannah Williams
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Wow, Elizabeth, What a surreal experience. I am so sorry some people posted negative remarks. Wish I had been there with you swimming out to meet them. would have been one of the best experiences of my life 

Mar 02, 2019 01:07 PM #2
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Hi Elizabeth- I'd be you-know-what-ing" in my pants if I'd seen that!!! How exciting! and shame on those who can't see something positive.  I've used something like this  when we were boating and spending time in the water and did not have any problems. 

Mar 02, 2019 01:17 PM #3
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That is so cool and a great reason to practice real estate there.

Mar 02, 2019 02:22 PM #4
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Kathy Streib Have you personally used that particular waterproof bag? I've looked at dozens of them online but prefer a personal recommendation. That description on that site was written by a non-English speaking person, probably made in China. I am opposed to crap made in China, on principle and practice. :)

Mar 02, 2019 03:55 PM #5
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Michael Jacobs I take it you missed my blog about Makalawena Beach and the Pufferfish, ha, ha, ha.

Mar 02, 2019 03:56 PM #6
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Hannah Williams They woman who shot the video was standing on her paddle board.

Mar 02, 2019 03:57 PM #7
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Joe Pryor Nope, not selling real estate in Hawaii. Licensed only in California, and at this point in my life, am looking more toward delegation.

Mar 02, 2019 03:58 PM #8
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Elizabeth that must have been awesome watching the whales and dolphins.  Hope you really enjoyed your time off.  A vacation in Hawaii sounds wonderful, sure beats the cold and snow of Wisconsin. 

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Good morning Elizabeth. I have seen whales up close in a boat and that was really good for me.

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We've had them breech right next to our boat in Alaska. Dad would often cut the motor and set anchor.  They usually keep a bit of distance due to the vibration of boat motors. I remember one time in particular, sitting on the bow eating lunch - and boom, there it was! Trust me, it's a Holy Shit moment. Can't imagine being on a  paddle board and having it happen. Thanks for sharing the video, Elizabeth, they are cool ( and huge) creatures. 

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That really was quite a wonderful video, Elizabeth. Seeing all of this happening so up close and personal must be an experience that is hard to fully describe.

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Nicholas Crane The snow is why I left Minneapolis.

Mar 03, 2019 10:22 AM #13
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Sheila Anderson I have seen plenty of whales while in a boat and imagine it would scare the beejesus outta me to be standing on a paddleboard when it happened.

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Same here when we sailed a catamaran through the Inside Passage of Alaska. First sighting of a whale was impressive, so were the next few, but after an evening of watching hundreds of whales breaching right in front of us, swimming along with our boat, it morphs into a common expectation. Oh, snore, another whale. LOL.

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Nina Hollander Well, there are no parking lanes or passing zones for whales out there. They can do pretty much whatever they want.

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OMG, what an awesome video! Kathy's glee is simply infectious and I too, would love to know how she protected her iPhone!

As for the whales, you know, I've heard they don't turn over the paddle boards before too. There is something so intriguing about their massive jumps that are graceful enough not to overturn the paddle boarders. I could watch them all day!

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