Surfers Paradise Whale Watching was spectacular today as the Humpback Whales enjoyed the sunshine and lit up the sky with over forty incredible breaches. The annual Humpback migration is well underway in the waters off the Gold Coast as thousands of Humpback Whales make their journey past Surfers Paradise and navigate towards the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef. It is an exciting and competitive time of the year for the whales as it is their breeding season and for the boys and girls there is plenty of showing off unfolding. The females will generally only have one calf every 2-3 years which means there will always be many more males looking to mate each breeding season than females. It is good news for the ladies as they can choose the most suitable mate and encouraging the males to compete is a skillset the female Humpback Whale has mastered well!
The females will also join in with plenty of breaching and pec slapping used to attract the males attention and also once they have an audience of bachelors within range they will then lead them on a chase to see who is the fittest, strongest and smartest male. A brilliant time of the season to enjoy some Surfers Paradise Whale Watching and with picture perfect weather today it was a wonderful time spent with the migrating Humpback Whales. The weekend is forecast to enjoy some beautiful weather days with light winds and calm seas which the whales will enjoy just as much as our Pod Members. The beautiful weather is a big driving factor for the Humpback Whales who look to escape the worst of the winter weather found further south of Australia and navigate up towards the warm, calm waters of Far North Queensland which is the ideal location for newborn calves. Looking forward to seeing you onboard this weekend to meet more members of this fantastic population of Humpback Whales departing right from the heart of Surfers Paradise.