It is not uncommon to see dolphins swimming just off the shore at Carolina Beach. We have seen our fair share of those things while spending time at Our Beach Place. However, of the hundreds (thousands?) of days I've spent on a North Carolina beach, I've NEVER seen a whale, let alone a Humpback.
Gregasaurus80 posted this video to YouTube. It's kinda shaky and grainy -- but, hey, I'd be excited if I saw a whale this close to the shore.