Watch what happens when a surfer gets in a dolphin's way

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Surfers often face dangers like sharks, rocks and giant waves. Some even set themselves on fire like in the video above. However, you don't normally think of dolphins as a threat to surfers. The cute animals that populate the sea are actually a danger when they bump into you at full speed, as happened in a video that Matt Minch posted on Facebook after surfing at Hermosa Beach, California.


Here is the footage that shows the surfer calmly watching a wave form when he spots a group of dolphins in the water. One of them is heading straight in his direction:

Dolphin Body Slam

Matt Minich and Peter Nelson paddling and surfing in Hermosa and Manhattan Beach when a dolphin surfing the waves didn't see Matt and gave him a body slam. Fortunately no one was hurt. Hit the little "HD" button to get the best quality video.

Posted by Matt Minich on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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In this image made available by the World Surf League, Australian surfer Mick Flanning is pursued by a shark, in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa, Sunday, July 19, 2015. Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, a surfer punched the creature during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa before escaping. Fanning was attacked by a shark on Sunday during the JBay Open but escaped without injuries. (World Surf League via AP) 
The moment Mick Fanning was attacked by sharks in South Africa on Sunday, July 19, 2015. (Photo courtesy: World Surf League)
In this screen shot taken from video made available by the World Surf League, Australian surfer Mick Flanning is pursued by a shark, in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa, Sunday, July 19, 2015. Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, a surfer punched the creature during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa before escaping. Fanning was attacked by a shark on Sunday during the JBay Open but escaped without injuries. (World Surf League via AP)
In this screen shot taken from video made available by the World Surf League, Australian surfer Mick Flanning is pursued by a shark, in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa, Sunday, July 19, 2015. Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, a surfer punched the creature during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa before escaping. Fanning was attacked by a shark on Sunday during the JBay Open but escaped without injuries. (World Surf League via AP)
In this screen shot taken from video made available by the World Surf League, Australian surfer Mick Flanning sits on board a rescue boat after being pursued by a shark, in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa, Sunday, July 19, 2015. Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, a surfer punched the creature during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa before escaping. Fanning was attacked by a shark on Sunday during the JBay Open but escaped without injuries. (World Surf League via AP) 
In this screen shot taken from video made available by the World Surf League, Australian surfer Mick Flanning clambers on board a rescue boat after being pursued by a shark, in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa, Sunday, July 19, 2015. Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, a surfer punched the creature during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa before escaping. Fanning was attacked by a shark on Sunday during the JBay Open but escaped without injuries. (World Surf League via AP) 
In this screen shot taken from video made available by the World Surf League, Australian surfer Mick Flanning is pursued by a shark, in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa, Sunday, July 19, 2015. Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, a surfer punched the creature during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa before escaping. Fanning was attacked by a shark on Sunday during the JBay Open but escaped without injuries. (World Surf League via AP)
In this screen shot taken from video made available by the World Surf League, Australian surfer Mick Flanning is pursued by a shark, in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa, Sunday, July 19, 2015. Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, a surfer punched the creature during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa before escaping. Fanning was attacked by a shark on Sunday during the JBay Open but escaped without injuries. (World Surf League via AP)
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In this Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, file photo, Australian surfer Mick Fanning competes during the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal surf contest in Supertubos beach, Peniche, central coast of Portugal. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
Hawaiian surfer Mick Fanning competes in the 2015 Oi Rio Pro World Surf League competition at Barra da Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Australian surfer Mick Fanning competes during the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal surf contest in Supertubos beach, Peniche, central coast of Portugal, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Fanning won the contest after defeating Jordy Smith, from South Africa, in the final. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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