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Have You Seen This? Surfer shares wave with the locals

Have You Seen This? Surfer shares wave with the locals.

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BRINY BLUE — Surfers can sometimes get territorial when it comes to popular surf breaks. In certain parts of the world, you might even get attacked for trying to ride a wave that is coveted by the local surfers. But nothing puts ownership into perspective like having the true locals make an appearance.

Isn't this video a delight? You can see from the surfer's reaction just how thrilling it was for him to have these unexpected friends share the wave.

At a couple of points in the video, I actually wondered if the surfer might lose his balance. He was so stoked by the wildlife encounter that his own ride seemed to lose importance.

Perhaps this is the long-term solution to surfing localism. If resident dolphins were to ride each contested wave and referee the humans, I think that fighting would decrease dramatically. After all, who on earth can get violent when adorable marine mammals are frolicking nearby?


About the Author: Grant Olsen

Grant Olsen joined the KSL.com contributor team in 2012. He covers outdoor adventures, travel, product reviews and other interesting things. He is also the author of the book "Rhino Trouble." To read more of his articles, visit Grant's KSL.com author page.

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Grant Olsen joined the KSL.com contributor team in 2012. He covers outdoor adventures, travel, product reviews and other interesting things. He is also the author of the book “Rhino Trouble.”

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