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Two paddleboards were lucky enough to have a close encounter with a group of juvenile great white sharks.

For most, this would have been a terrifying experience, but for Joseph Truckles and Courtney Hemerick, this was obviously exhilarating.

The young fish were roughly 2 metres and were most likely seeking refuge in the protected bays around southern California.

In the film, the pair can be seen paddling with the sharks and dropping their cameras into the water for close shots. The sharks look calm as they swim close to the paddleboards, even appearing to follow them.

But the paddleboarders didn’t stop there. They couldn’t help but follow the sharks, continuing to…