By Pete Thomas/GrindTv
Sharing waves with strangers is not any surfer’s idea of a good time, unless the strangers happen to be dolphins.
Ryan Warrington and Kyle Tatam were surfing on standup boards recently at an unnamed destination when dolphins arrived and not only rode waves with the SUP paddlers, but seemed to enjoy their human company.
The feeling, undoubtedly, was mutual.
“One of the most surreal days we’ve ever had in the water,” Warrington states in a description beneath the video, which is enhanced with a bit of "Jamaican Tea," via the New Black Shades, and takes viewers on a brief voyage through an aquamarine realm with sleek and beautiful cetaceans as escorts.
To be sure, this footage is different than the many clips circulating on the Internet, showing SUP paddlers trying to get close to whales or, more recently, paddling briefly among killer whales.
This is a case where the dolphins wanted to be with the paddlers, and vice versa, and the result was a magical session, at what looks to be a secret spot, enjoyed by both parties.
Many people are bound to be envious.