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Dolphins steal show at surfing competition

Dolphins Steal Show At Surfing Competition

Surfers are pretty amazing to watch, but unexpected guests stole the show at a surfing competition in Santa Barbara over the weekend.

While surfers did their thing, a pod of dolphins rode the waves with them. They had the crowd in the palm of their ... uh, flippers.

You can hear their amazement in this video uploaded to YouTube. 'Here we go. They are right there waiting. There they go. Woah! Look at that! Oh man!'

There were about a dozen dolphins hanging ten. KGO-TV reports it's very rare to see dolphins - especially this many dolphins - joining in with the surfers. Talk about a sight to see.

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iolanda claudia January 21 2014 at 6:42 PM

dolphins are mans best friend

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jrdfitness January 21 2014 at 2:29 PM


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Mark jrdfitness January 21 2014 at 2:34 PM


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bethhessler January 21 2014 at 2:37 PM

Seeing these dolphins, which are normally so friendly to human beings, and knowing how they're slaughtered in the Japanese dolphin roundups, is enough to break your heart. Japan, you've successfully changed your image, I think, from that of the imperialistic, and warlike people you appeared to be during World War II. But killing whales and dolphins, over fishing tuna, and, if I'm not mistaken, cutting the fins off sharks and leaving them to suffer and die, while most of the world is trying now to understand the life cycles of the inhabitants of the sea, and how a healthy balance of undersea life interacts, and prevent the wanton destruction of our oceans, doesn't speak well for your country. You, as a highly educated, technologically superior nation, should be leading the world in championship of sound husbandry of our oceans. Sometimes old traditions have to be left behind for the sake of the greater, long term good.

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Lou bethhessler January 21 2014 at 2:43 PM

Thank you for speaking up - keep it up the pressure

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mclkarim January 21 2014 at 6:19 PM

Very cool to say the least.

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donnsmylie January 21 2014 at 7:49 PM

Ohhh Nooo! Amazing...That was a mile from my house and we couldn't get a parking space because Rincon Classic planners didnt plan for shuttle buses from Carpinteria...and higway patrol was busy writing tickets for people who had to park on the freeway offramp. Next year, I'll walk!

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stevehaley1 January 21 2014 at 7:49 PM

And the dolphins win with 10.0 Lets see five surfers ride a wave together

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rjstewart1 January 21 2014 at 8:09 PM

KGO-TV reports its rare to see dolphins joining in...? If KGO-TV actually surfed they'd know it happens often. Dolphins are always out there riding waves with surfers along the California coast lines, Santa Barbara included.

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wesdik January 21 2014 at 11:23 PM

Very cool! and to think that there's actually idiots in this world that kill these beautiful loving creatures..it just makes me sick!!!

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GoldLions January 21 2014 at 10:44 PM

Dolphins are incredible, Let's hope Japan can stop the Fukushima leak then find a way to clean the sea.

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Broke bad January 22 2014 at 1:04 AM


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