The Inertia

In Western Australia, having your surf interrupted by marine life is not uncommon. It’s a coast line that’s extremely alive. Whist scanning the horizon for incoming swell you’re always on the look out for a fin piercing the surface, too. You quickly learn the variation in appearance between the men in grey suits and the more friendly alternatives. Luckily, more often than not it’s a friendly bottle nose dolphin you encounter.

On the stretch of coastline I spend my time filming and surfing it’s not uncommon to be joined by a pod of these dolphins. It seems they love the surf as much as us humans do. Although they’re a bit more keen on sharing waves with one another.

There has been a few times where I’ve been fortunate enough to have my camera bag with me when the pods turn up. They tend to stick around from 20 to 40 minuets. They get their fix of waves, frolic around with each other then head back off into the deep blue to continue on their day. I feel that in this video you can really see the dolphins having fun whilst playing in the surf.

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