Taunting Dolphins at Huntington

Donnie and I went out to the same spot at the same time today to try and recapture yesterday’s glory.  Although I was too lazy to fix the leash on my shortboard, so I took out the Quatro. It was a bit more sectiony today than yesterday.  So the rides weren’t quite as long, but the faces were still big with plenty of room for maneuvers.  But man, oh, man was it tiring today.  We’d paddle out just in time for the last set wave, turn around and paddle into a sweet 4 or 5 footer, slide the sweet slide, then paddle back again.  It was non-stop. We were both utterly pooped after 90 minutes.  The surface was a bit textured, but nothing to stop you from having a good time.  The sun was shining, the air was warm and the water was super clear.  It was a super fun surf session.

The frisky dolphins from yesterday were back again today too.  But today, they were a bit more bold in their taunting.  More than a few times we’d see dolphins jumping out of wave faces right in front of surfers.  One time, I was dropping in on a particularly steep face and two dolphins streaked underneath me.  (By “streak” I mean both that they swam by me in a mocking fashion and that they were totally naked.) And not like way underneath me where I could just make out their shapes, but RIGHT underneath me to the point that I thought a collision was imminent. I’m sure they got a good laugh from spooking me.  My adrenaline shot up to 11 for the rest of that ride.  When I got off the wave I turned to hoot at Donnie and saw him surrounded by 3 dolphins who were floating with their heads above water just staring at Donnie.  Donnie just stared back.

Not a terribly exciting picture below, but I wanted to give you something to look at.

Random dude riding a smaller wave


  1. Aaron on 8 July 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Dolphin sightings rule!

  2. Timothy on 8 July 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Dolphins make a poor session so much better but waves and dolphins can’t be beat!

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