Reckless Aussie Surfs Atop Dead Whale Swarmed By Sharks

Monica Sanchez | November 3, 2014

A 26 year-old Australian man decided it was a good idea to jump off a boat and surf a dead whale carcass surrounded by sharks.


“Mum thinks I’m an idiot. Dad’s not too proud of it,” Harrison Williams of Quinns Rock said.

Surprising? Not so much.

“They were too busy chomping on the whale so it wasn’t too bad,” he said.

Well, that’s reassuring.

According to the Australian news site PerthNow,

Mr Williams told Seven News it was not until he was on top of the whale that he realised the danger and stupidity of his actions.

“Definitely not (wouldn’t do it again) ... I’ve done it, I don’t need to do it again. Definitely it was a stupid act, didn’t mean to disrespect anyone…”

Authorities considered fining the thrill-seeking chum, but decided not to since the whale was already dead and Williams did not remove any of it.