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Facing Waves TV host, Ken Whiting, experiences a heart stopping encounter with whales in Newfoundland

This week on Facing Waves, North America’s only paddlesports series, host and President of Heliconia, Ken Whiting, experiences the magic of Newfoundland and Labrador, in the form of a breath taking encounter with humpback whales.

Paddling amongst the huge swells that explode against the rocks of Quirpon Island - the most northern point of Newfoundland - Ken Whiting has a spectacular encounter with a humpback whale, which surfaces only a few meters from his kayak in the rolling seas.  "When you're that close to a whale, there's a real battle going on in your mind," Ken explains. "Part of you is screaming to get out of there, while the other part never wants the moment to end."

Ken's encounter with whales is just one of the spectacular moments in this latest episode of the Facing Waves TV series, which airs Monday, April 13th at 7:00p.m. on Universal Sports Network and Wednesday, April 22nd at 8:00p.m. EST on Outside Television.  The episode also features paddling amongst towering icebergs, and the exploration of one of the most stunning adventure travel destinations in the world.

Get a sneak peak of Ken's up close and personal encounter with a whale in this special segment from Facing Waves: http://youtu.be/Z9fGvrJEQPs

About Facing Waves: The Facing Waves television series is now in its 3rd season. Broadcast on Outside Television, Universal Sports Network, and The Nautical Channel, Facing Waves reaches one of the most sought after demographics in the adventure travel world: active, affluent, and educated professionals who love traveling and the outdoors. To showcase your top paddling destination or brand as a Facing Waves episode sponsor, contact Brendan at 613.582.7154 or brendan@helipress.com.

About Heliconia: Since World Champion kayaker Ken Whiting founded the company in 1998, Heliconia has been a leader in outdoors media production. Heliconia produces 5 outdoor television series that air on NBC Sports, Universal Sports Network, Outside Television, and The World Fishing Network.  See all of Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com, or follow along on Facebook at www.facebook.com/helipress.

 For more information call Sierra Stinson at 613 582 7154, or e-mail to: sierra@helipress.com



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