Two kitesurfers riding in the waters of Cape Town, South Africa, had an encounter of a lifetime. A pod of playful dolphins decided to ride alongside the Dutch visitors.

Watch, in the video above, as kitesurfer Waldemar Vroegop, captures the experience of dolphins leaping alongside him and his friend. These dolphins even do acrobatic leaps and flips. Just amazing!


Although dolphins usually avoid kitesurfers, these dolphins just wanted to have a little fun in the summer heat. The pod swam alongside the two men for over an hour, while performing the occasional jump out of the water.

These happy dolphins sure like adventure, traveling several miles from Sunset Beach to Robben Island. This is how we should view dolphins — in the wild. (If we’re lucky, like these kitesurfers are that is.)

Image source: Ricardo Liberato/Wikimedia Common