Featured Image Credit: Tui De Roy
By: Alice Morris
Sea lions are known for being playful, charismatic, and intelligent animals. But did you know that these marine mammals are also awesome body surfers?
Check out this video taken in Dohemy State Beach in Dana Point, California, to see for yourself.
Amanda Raygoza captured the incredible video of a California sea lion catching a few waves. By the looks of it he’s got quite a talent for it! The sea lion stuck around for a few good waves before disappearing back into the ocean, but we bet he’ll be back for another surf session soon.
It isn’t unusual for sea lions to take up body surfing as a hobby. The pinnipeds are known around the world for their gnarly surfing skills.
Galápagos sea lions also excel at the sport…
And Australian sea lions seem to have a knack for it too…
It seems like sea lions just want to have fun. Lucky for them -they’re naturals!