Kenya Foy
Updated Mar 13, 2017 @ 5:17 pm
dolphin swim in mediterranean sea
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Laughing in the face of danger isn’t something we particularly endorse, but for some reason, this surfer who was hit by a dolphin found the incident to be quite hilarious. Maybe that’s a natural reaction to being accidentally smacked in the head by a huge fish, but we’ll have to take this surfer at his word.

According to Mashable, Sam Yoon was out catching some waves at Duranbah Beach in Australia when out of the water leaped a dolphin that landed on his back.

Before we go any further, please understand that a common bottlenose dolphin weighs 1,100 pounds and measures between 10 and 14 feet.

In other words, we’re assuming that makes for some awfully painful contact, as in the kind that causes you to see stars during and after. But not only did Yoon take the entire incident in stride, he was over-the-moon excited that it happened. He *almost* has us convinced that receiving a full-body slam from a dolphin is something we need to experience at least once in life.

Luckily Yoon didn’t suffer any injuries and was right back in the water after his unexpected dolphin encounter. He told 9 News that upon reentering the water after the collision, the pod of dolphins continued to swim around him but appeared to communicate with each other in order to avoid leaping into his path a second time.

Contrary to Yoon’s belief, this isn’t the first time a dolphin has dropped in on a surfer’s wave. Last March, a dolphin appeared alongside Australian pro-surfer Soli Bailey while he was surfing a barrel. And an even scarier moment occurred when a dolphin landed on a 13-year-old surfer and broke his board in half.

Sheesh, dolphins, you’re kind of scaring us. Take it easy on the surfers, will ya?