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New Zealand orcas join surfers in search for the perfect wave

When the latest big swell arrived at Sandy Bay in northern New Zealand, it wasn’t the waves making headlines, but the sleek black-and-white surfers who rode them.
Orcas, or killer whales, positioned themselves prominently and made it clear they were the realexperts — and that no mere human on a surfboard was going to deny them whatever waves they wanted.
“They knew what they were doing,” Michael Cunningham, aNorthern Advocate photographer and witness, told the newspaper. “They looked like they’d done it before.”….