May 5: Whales Thrill Surfer
This surfer cheers as a calf surfaces in front of two gray whale moms. Michael H. Smith, director of Gray Whales Count, reports some very fine days at Counter Point: warm temps, no wind, good visibility. The numbers of calves are holding strong as moms with calves migrate northward. See daily tallies on our migration data page!

California swimmer in water near migrating gray whale mother and calf

Courtesy of Michael H. Smith