Aussie kitesurfer David Sheridan was minding his own business when he was struck on the back of the head by a whale tail. Sheridan wasn't aware of the whale underneath the surface, but his sail-mounted camera caught a glimpse of the huge creature as he surfed over it. With frames taken every 10 second, it caught the scene just before the slap. "It was more of a push than a punch. I expected more," the kitesurfer said.
Monohulls take the start of the 6th edition of the round-the-world yacht race Vendee Globe on November 9, 2008 in Les Sables d'Olonne, western France. 30 skippers aboard monohulls took the start of the event held every four years.
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Netherlands' Lars Boom celebrates on the finish line of the second GVA Trophy, the Niel Jaarmarkt Cross, on November 11, 2008, in Niel, Belgium.
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Puma Ocean Race in rough seas as they cross the South Atlantic on their way to Cape Town on October 28, 2008. Sweden's Ericsson 4 has broken the world 24-hour distance record for a monohull yacht during the Volvo Ocean Race around the world which departed from Spain earlier this month, organizers said Wednesday.
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The GB Team Men's Team Pursuit ride to victory during day two of the UCI Cycling World Cup on November 1, 2008 in Manchester, England.
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In this handout photo provided by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) and Covered Images, Jeremy Flores of New Caledonia surfs at the Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro in Imbituba today, the tenth stop on the ASP World Tour on November 2, 2008 in Imbituba, Brazil.
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The Chinese-Irish Green Dragon arrives in Table Bay, Cape town, on November 3, 2008 on its way to a fourth place finish in the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Alicante, Spain, to Cape Town. Eight yachts representing seven nations set off on October 11 for the race, one of the most gruelling and hazardous in sport. Formerly known as the Whitbread Race, the event known as the Everest of Sailing has grown in prestige since its launch in 1973.
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Jason Kenny of Great Britain and SKY+HD crashes with Shane Perkins of Australia and slides across the line to win the men's sprint during day two of the UCI Cycling World Cup on November 1, 2008 in Manchester, England.
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Surfer Megan Abubo, who is currently in the running for the ASP Women's Tour world championship, rides a wave in competition.
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SOELDEN, AUSTRIA. OCTOBER 26, (FRANCE OUT). Didier Defago Of Switzerland during the Alpine FIS Ski World Cup. Men's Giant Slalom on October 26, 2008 in Soelden, Austria. (Photo by Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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