Whales Visit Surfers in Cronulla

Migrating Whales Swim Past Cronulla

Whale watching season is nearing. Typically the season off the Sydney coastline runs from May to October.  Back in June 2018, a lucky few surfers got close to two humpback whales. The two mammals were first noticed at Jibbon Head which is the eastern tip of the Royal National Park. They then migrated north through Cronulla beach to Kurnell peninsular.

This was a special moment for the surfers as they witnessed face to face the awesome size of these magnificent marine creatures.

Surfers and whales meet in Cronulla Sydney

When is Whale Watching Season in Cronulla?

Whales will migrate past Cronulla between the months of May and October each year. They initially head north for warmer waters before heading back to Antarctica in September and November. The majority of whales that migrate are Humpback whales and Southern right whales.

Whales Hunting Shark at Cronulla

A drone operator captures a rare moment as a pod of whales hunts down a shark at Cronulla. The four whales are seen pursuing the shark. Eventually, the shark tires and the lead whale spectacularly wraps its giant jaws around the shark.


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