Watch a dolphin knock a stand-up paddleboarder right off his board


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/04/30/watch-a-dolphin-knock-a-stand.html


#2

That dolphin totally just did that for fun.


#3

An unambiguous statement: “Get a real hobby”


#4

Hit the waves, surf-boy!


#5

dolphin-jerks

Dolphins are Jerks!


#6

He said, “Watch this!” and butted him.
Or more precisely, “KKkkk Kek Kk KKKk kee kke!”


#7

Is there a right of way protocol for surfing? I’ve never lived near an ocean nor surfed, so I have no experience with this. I would assume there’s some standard, no?


#8

Looks like the dolphin did it on porpoise.


#9

Hmmm 'Fa no love Pa indeed.


#10

That’s totally a warning. This is their break, and dropping in is so not cool.


#11

I mean, who hasn’t wanted to knock over a paddle-boarder?


#12

Turf wars, or in this case, surf wars.


#13

Internet, we have a winner …
(Someone give him a couple more likes)


#14

“Hold my fish.”


#15

Christ, what a blowhole!


#16

To me the interesting thing is that while it looks perfectly deliberate, the dolphin also chose give him a shoulder check rather than just spear him with his beak as dolphins are known to do to sharks. The dolphin was looking to tweak him but not to hurt him.


#17

Maybe he was an old dolphin, and this was his version of “Stay off my lawn, you damned kids!”


#18

Maybe it was just a fluke.


#19

Usually when dolphins attack, they’re careful to leave no witnesses.


#20

Yep. Never trust an animal that grins all the time.