You know it’s a great day when dolphins cruise into the lineup during a SUP surfing session. But when hundreds of dolphins show up, well, then it becomes a magical day you’ll remember for the rest of your life. A local paddler in South Africa’s Port Elizabeth region was lucky enough to capture that exact scenario when a mega-pod of dolphins showed up to catch a few waves.

While that footage alone would be cool enough, it gets even better when he dips the camera underwater–allowing you to hear the dolphins communicating with each other. It’s an epic encounter that we all dream of and proof that you never know what you’ll experience during your next SUP session.


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