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Survival at Sea: Sea Lions

Big waves don’t bother Laird Hamilton or baby sea lions much. Sea lions, seals and other┬ápinnipeds use their streamlined bodies and flippers to play in waves and ride the surf. It’s particularly fun for sea lion pups who are known to be social and playful (more here).

This young seal lion was caught surfing waves off of Vancouver Island last fall. (You can see more photos here.)

Visit the Gray Seals of Seal Island this mating season on the live cam!