She was just skimming the top of the water on her wakeboard when a once in a lifetime experience happens she will never forget. The brave wakeboarder was absolutely thrilled and watched in wonder as the playful dolphins came closer. She’ll never forget the day a group of curious dolphins joined her for a little wakeboarding!
Dolphins, like the ones that joined this wakeboarder, are known to cozy up to humans also enjoying time in the water. Dolphins are naturally friendly and surprisingly intelligent – they can tell the difference between a human on a wakeboard and a seal swimming close to the surface. Other sea creatures do not share this intelligence, sharks often snap at swimmers because they mistake them for seals and the result is usually catastrophic.
This exciting encounter happened in the Sea of Cortez, which is right off the coast of Mexico. The sea is balmy, calm and has the perfect weather for dolphins to thrive! Unfortunately for the dolphins (and the wakeboarders), the Sea of Cortez is also home to over 100 species of sharks including Hammerheads, Great Whites, Makos and Sandsharks.
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