Kayaker's close call after encounter with whales

A kayaker has had a scare at sea when two huge whales emerged from underneath his vessel nearly flipping him overboard.

Eddy Willis was heard yelling "whoa" twice as the pair of humpback whales surfaced near his kayak while he was on a fishing trip in California.

The Navada Department of Wildlife worker wrote on Facebook that it wasn't his first encounter with whales while kayaking.

“This is the biggest one yet. This is just a screen shot of the amazing video I have to download later,” he wrote.

Willis then joked one was bigger than Moby Dick.

When asked by a friend on Facebook whether he was scared, Willis replied: "Hell no I was excited".

Source: Eddy Willis/Facebook