Dolphin wipes out a surfer and the surfer is thrilled about it

Seems like all you can do is laugh when you get whacked by a dolphin.

Surfer Sam Yoon was ecstatic when he was knocked off his board by the aquatic mammal off Duranbah Beach, in Australia's Tweed Heads. The dolphin was leaping in front of a wave and collided with Yoon as it dived back into the water.

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"You see that? It landed on my head, shoulders and the back. It was like, full on," Yoon told 9 News Thursday, while reacting to iPhone footage of the collision.

The animal can be seen trying to avoid Yoon, tilting to its right mid-air. Yoon tried to get out of the way too, but it was too late.

"I knew that he realised he's gotta do something too. I was like, f*ck this, no way I can get away from this," he laughed.

Yoon was not injured, and kept surfing after the collision occurred. He thinks the dolphins might've communicated with each other after the incident, avoiding him every time he was paddling.

That's one cool surfing story to tell the mates, we admit.

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Teacher Denise, 55, gives a surfing lesson to Claudines Garcia (R), 64, during their morning surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 17, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Regina Palomares, 68, puts on flippers before her surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 16, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Francisco Aguiar, 71, poses for a photograph after his surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 17, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Maria Ines, 69, poses for a photograph after her morning surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 17, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Sueli Garcia, 60, poses for a photograph after her morning surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 17, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Edmea Pereira, 69, poses for a photograph after her surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 17, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Regina Palomares, 68, poses for a photograph after her surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 17, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Teacher Denise, 55, gives a surfing lesson to Maria Ines (C), 69, and Regina Palomares (L), during their surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 16, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Francisco Aguiar, 71, takes part in his surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 16, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Teacher Denise, 55, gives a surfing lesson to Maria Ines (C), 69, and Regina Palomares (R), during their surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, March 16, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Wagner Barbosa, 67, poses for a photograph after his surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 17, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Elsa Rodrigues, 61, poses for a photograph after her morning surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 17, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Edmea Pereira (R), 69, and Simplicio Zaninete, 65, surf during their surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 16, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Claudines Garcia, 64, poses for a photograph after his surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 17, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Francisco Aguiar, 71, surfs during his morning surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 16, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Edmea Pereira, 69, surfs during her morning surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 16, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Elsa Rodrigues, 61, surfs during her surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 16, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Osmidio Conde, 71, poses for a photograph after his surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 16, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
(R-L) Sueli garcia, 60, Elsa Rodrigues, 61, Osmidio Conde, 71, Simplicio Zaninete, 65, Edmea Pereira, 69, and her husband Francisco Aguiar, 71, pose for a picture after their school's surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, March 16, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Edmea Pereira (Rear R), 69, and her husband Francisco Aguiar (R), 71, walk towards the sea before their surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 16, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Claudines Garcia (R), 64, puts paraffin wax on a surfboard to avoid slipping as Wagner Barbosa, 67, stands by before their surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 17, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Maria Ines (L), 69, Regina Palomares (2nd L), 68, Edmea Pereira (R), 69, and her husband Francisco Aguiar, 71, walk towards the sea before their surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 16, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Elderly people take part in their surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 17, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Teacher Denise (C), 55, gives a surfing lesson to elderly people during their surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 17, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
Osmidio Conde, 71, puts paraffin wax on a surfboard to avoid slipping before his surf class in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, March 16, 2016. When work is up, surf is up in Brazil, as a group of retired citizens take to the waves in keep-fit, keep-young sessions at a surf school in the city of Santos. The classes are run for free, three times a week at the Cisco Arana school, which aims to prove that age is just a number. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO SURFING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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