Monday, August 4, 2014

Video: Seal Surprises English Surfers and Takes a Ride

Seal takes a ride on a surfboard in England
Mathew Stanley captured this fantastic GoPro footage of a baby seal climbing onto his surfboard and spending about an hour with Matthew and his friend Andrew Flounders. The pair were surfing off the English coast of Amble, Northumberland.

Per the Youtube video description, this is what Mathew had to say about the unusual encounter.

“Me and my friend Andrew Flounders were out enjoying some summer waves when this little guy came along and scared the hell out of Andy because we didn’t know what it was! It nudged his foot from underneath,” he explained.

After an hour or so of playing around with the pup, the guys decided to head back to the shore, but the little guy hadn’t finished and tried to follow them up the beach. “When we got home Andy rang the local marine wildlife authority to make them aware of what occurred just in case the seal was unwell… He didn’t seem unwell when he was surfing in like a pro!”
Photo is a video screenshot.