Southern California surfer Jodie Nelson set out Sunday to standup-paddle nearly 40 miles from Santa Catalina Island to Dana Point. She hoped it’d inspire her best friend, who has been involved in a long and exhausting struggle with breast cancer, to keep fighting. Little did she know, the world would be inspired by what God had planned.
For almost 2 hours a Minke whale accompanied Jodie on her sea surf journey. The whale would go under Jodie’s surf board and blow bubbles and swim along side. It was quite an amazing God Spot.
“To me it was a total God thing,” the San Clemente resident said. “We prayed at 4 that morning that God would reveal his beauty and creation and nature, and allow me to endure this long trek, so for me it’s not such a huge surprise that this happened.”