Whale nearly swallows 2 kayakers in terrifying video

A whale nearly swallowed two kayakers near a California beach in a terrifying clip that has since gone viral. Julie McSorley and Liz Cottriel were whale-watching off the coast of Avila Beach on Nov. 1. when a humpback breached the water beneath their double kayak and capsized it, CNN reports. Stunning footage of the breach was shared on TikTok by a user named Tracy, where it has since been viewed over 4.1M times. The video pans to the pair of women as they and their kayak appear to be nearly swallowed by a whale. In reality, the two were just thrown underwater, resurfacing moments later relatively unscathed. Although both McSorley and Cottriel escaped unharmed. TikTokers still found the incident to be absolutely harrowing. “This is my biggest fear and I always thought it was irrational so thanks for that,” wrote one user