Rich German OrcaPaddleboarder Rich German had a once in a lifetime experience when he saw a swarm of Orcas while paddling off the coast of Laguna Beach, California. The swarm of five followed him around for a bit diving under his board.

I knew they had never harmed a human in the wild so I was not afraid,

German said in an e-mail. You can check out Rich’s GoPro video below or read the full story on NBC.