Over the course of a few recent months, Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching & Dolphin Safari caught a spectacle that overjoyed whale watchers in Dana Point, California and viewers across the web. Get ready for surfing dolphins!
The sick waves came courtesy of a large, occasionally kelp-covered whale named Gooseneck, the video explains, because of the barnacles on him. Gooseneck, also known as Brutus or Mr. October, has been a regular off the coast of Dana Point this fall and drone footage shot by the whale watching company is set to appear in a National Geographic show next year.
Catching dolphins surf off whale waves is an unusual happening. According to a blog post on Capt. Dave’s site, they don’t know of anyone else who has filmed this occurrence and it’s more common to see dolphins ride the currents created by boats.