Waialua resident Jarret Kuni was out fishing with his friends when he spotted it.
“I was reeling a fish in and I noticed a shadow under the boat. I thought it was a shark, but then when it surfaced, my friend realized it was a whale,” he said.
Kuni grabbed his GoPro and stuck it in the water, and was amazed to see how close the whale got to their boat.
He said it’s one of the coolest things he’s ever encountered in the ocean.