Jersey Shore humpback whale surprises Bensalem, Bucks County father and son fishing in Belmar, New Jersey

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BELMAR, New Jersey (WPVI) — A humpback whale surprised a father and son fishing off the Jersey Shore.

Doug and Zach Piller of Bensalem, Bucks County took off from Belmar, Monmouth County on Wednesday to go fishing.

As Zach pulled out his phone to take a video of his father’s catch, the whale breached and pounded against their boat.

Zach posted the video on Instagram and wrote: “Epic whale footage. Hitting the side of our boat!”

In the video, Zach can be heard screaming at the sight of the whale.

“Oh (expletive)! I got it on video!” he said.

Zach said his dad didn’t manage to lose his fish and “wasn’t confused at all.”

The couple had seen sharks and dolphins earlier in the day, but this was a total shock.

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