Video | Dolphin Body Slams Paddleboarder

Video | Dolphin Body Slams Paddleboarder

Last week we brought you a video of a couple who got a little too close to killer whales. This week, we bring you a video of an encounter between two standup paddleboarders and group of dolphins. The difference? The dolphin encounter got physical.

Two friends were paddleboarding off Hermosa Beach when they encountered several dolphins swimming and surfing the waves. But this seemly friendly encounter took a dangerous turn when one of the dolphins jumped out of the water and directly into one of the paddlers. Thankfully both mammals came out of this encounter unharmed.

For a more peaceful encounter, check out this video to see what it’s like to share a wave with a dolphin.

Looking for a place where it’s just you, your SUP and some dolphins? Here are some of our favorite SUP getaways.