Dolphins Frolic With Surfers at Sydney's Bondi Beach

You've heard of swimming with the dolphins, but how about surfing with the friendly mammals, right in the middle of them.

That's what a group of surfers who dove into the waters off Sydney's famous Bondi Beach experienced Tuesday when a pod of dolphins swam right into their surfing lesson.

In addition to crashing waves, the nearly dozen surfers found themselves surrounded by a pod of crashing dolphins. The dolphins, estimated to number as many as 50, showed their human counterparts just how surfing is done, jumping in and out of the waves, no surfboards needed.

Dolphins are a common sight on Sydney's beaches, where they swim close to the shore in search of small fish, according to the Australian government's department of environment. Last month a pod of about seven dolphins was spotted alongside surfers at nearby Bronte Beach.

While known as popular tourist spots, Bondi and Bronte Beaches are also known as prime spots for dolphin and whale sighting, particularly between June and August, Australia's winter months.

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