random happenings

Dolphins vs. Stand-Up Paddler

The jury is still out on the dolphin's motives

| posted on August 22, 2014

If you’re sick of stand-up paddlers crowding lineups, apparently you’re not alone. In this clip, which was shot during a comp in South Africa earlier this week, a pod of dolphins surf down the point when one jumps out of the face of the wave and into a stand-up paddler. Given that dolphins aren’t well-versed on questionable wave-riding trends, it’s tough to say if he was intentionally targeting the stand-up paddler or not. Regardless, that had to hurt for the dolphin and probably left some emotional scarring on the SUP surfer. Can you imagine trying to be one with nature only to have nature take you out?

  • Chris

    I don’t SUP, but I really couldn’t care less how you ride the wave. Just have fun, show respect, and enjoy. Aloha for all

  • 204s

    Even dolphins know sweepers are lame

  • dude man bro

    ad is waaaaaay too long

  • http://www.nakedvikingsurf.com Naked Viking Surf

    Is the jury ‘really’ still out?