LONG BRANCH, New Jersey -- Video shows a New Jersey man's close encounter with a giant sea animal over the weekend.
Brian Shea said he was paddle-boarding near Long Branch, when a humpback whale came right up to his board.
Shea was not injured but was luckily recording video at the time.
He said he's never experienced anything like this in his 40 years in the water.
VIDEO: Man has close encounter with humpback whale off Jersey Shore