Dolphin shares wave with pro surfer in Australia (video)

Animal upstages surfer Soli Bailey with its smooth moves

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Dolphin shares wave with pro surfer in Australia (video)


A dolphin stepped in on a surfer's wave in Australia to show him exactly how it's done - and the special moment was caught on camera.

Pro surfer Soli Bailey was hitting the waves off the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia when the dolphin decided to upstage him.

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The footage of the cool moment was shared online and has now gone viral.

What an experience 📹 @mitch_imgraben || @mysurftv

A video posted by SOLI BAILEY (@solibailey) on


The stretch of coast is known to be populated by sharks so it could have been a bit unnerving at first.

However, Soli said he thought it was "amazing".

According to the Metro and the Daily Mail, he said: "I think it is the most amazing and beautiful thing ever happen to me surfing.

"I have never come this close to a dolphin on a wave, and to catch that on camera was incredible.

"The dolphins were hanging around all morning so while it did feel a bit sharkey it wasn't too bad."

However, he added that it could have been a less positive experience if they had hit each other.

"If I had hit him it could have been really bad.

"With the speed I was going and the weight of the dolphin we both would have been injured."

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