Several beachgoer near on the Sunshine Coast captured a rare moment that they’ll never forget.

On Saturday, a pod of orcas were spotted rubbing their bodies along a pebbly shoreline on a beach near Sechelt.

Martin Michael, who posted the videos on social media, was with a group of seven other people when the killer whales, ranging in size from two to eight metres,  spent about 45 minutes cruising back and forth along the shore.

According to the Vancouver Aquarium, the behaviour is fairly common, but unique to northern resident killer whales.

Wow! Whales this morning ! #sechelt #whales#goldenmilebeach

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