Humpback Whale Surprises Paddle Boarder

This is the hair-raising moment a massive humpback whale stuns a woman when it hits a paddleboard with its tail.

As Maria Emmerich floated off the shore of Wailea, Hawaii, USA, she was greeted by a pod of the huge mammals.

Plunging her camera into the crystal-clear waters, the whales’ eyes stare up at the world-renowned nutritionist as they head to the surface.

Thanks to the breaching the board rocks, creating a ripple of waves and shaking Maria from side to side leaving her shocked.