While training 800m Off Mooloolaba Beach for the Nutri-Grain ironman and ironwoman trials, Aimee Berridge’s paddle board was rear-ended by a Humback Whale.
The close encounter left her with a smashed board and a story she will never forget.
I remember looking down and seeing this humongous thing pass underneath me. I didn’t even realise what happened at the time. I swam back to my board and saw the back all smashed up. It’s a freaky thing but we’re out in their water. It is scary.
Aimee was part of a training squad of 30 from Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club.
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