WATCH: Paddleboarder has close encounter with whale at the Shore

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A New Jersey paddleboarder had a very close encounter with a humpback whale this weekend at the Jersey Shore.

News 12 New Jersey viewer Brian Shea sent in a video of the whale breaching the water close to his paddleboard off the coast of Long Branch Saturday.

"I’ve been spending most of my life in the ocean for 40+ years, and this experience was right up there with the best of them,” Shea said in a Facebook post.

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