Look in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s a flying dolphin!
Stand up paddleboarding, otherwise known as SUPing, has taken adventurous aussies across the nation by storm. This offshoot of surfing lets you gracefully glide across the water, with many attesting to the calming and meditative effects of the water sport.
That is, until now. WA local Andrew Hill happened to be stand up paddleboarding off Gracetown, Western Australia when he was rudely interrupted by a pod of dolphins. And by interrupted what we really mean is that a flying dolphin body slammed Mr Hill straight into the water.
In an interview with PerthNow, Mr Hills exclaimed how “eight or nine of them decided to catch that wave and surf straight at me, which has happened lots of times in the past to me and generally they just take off to one side left or right”.
Before you get too concerned about Andrew’s welfare, don’t worry. In his interview, he goes on to explain that he was left a bit winded but was no worse than what he had experienced on the rugby field.
As for the man behind the camera lens, the footage was captured by Lucas Englert, who just so happened to be filming nearby surfers. Fortuitous? We think so.
Haven’t seen the remarkable footage? You can watch it for yourself here: