Dolphins vs. Stand-Up Paddler

The jury is still out on the dolphin's motives

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?