Upon first seeing a headline for this video, we totally thought when Harrison Williams jumped on the whale carcass that it would explode into a bunch of tiny pieces. Then, he inevitably would fall into the water and be eaten by the sharks. Thankfully, that’s not what happened, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that this guy is a complete moron.
Williams, 26, of Quinns Rock, Australia, was filmed jumping off the site of his friend’s boat, swimming towards the floating carcass and crawling on top of it. According to Business Insider, he decided to do the stupid stunt because his friend said “it would be pretty funny to surf the whale.”
The footage in the video above was taken by Seven News and shows quite a few very large great white sharks making a meal out of the corpse. Williams told the station that he realized how stupid the idea was once he was standing on the whale’s flesh and looking down into the water.
“Definitely not (wouldn’t do it again) … I’ve done it, I don’t need to do it again. Definitely it was a stupid act, didn’t mean to disrespect anyone, mum thinks I’m an idiot, dad’s not too proud either”, he said.
Images of the incident were snapped overhead by the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter.