Surfing Sea Lions Off Santa Barbara Island
By edhat staff
Sea lions were caught on camera surfing waves off the coast of Santa Barbara Island last week.
The video was posted by Pacific Offshore Expeditions on January 7 with a crew hoping to dive and film underwater, although the weather had other plans.
“Our trip to Santa Barbara Island was bumpy and dive conditions questionable,” the company’s Instagram caption read. “But what we found in light of this was a wonderful surprise: surfing sea lions! None of us had ever seen such sustained and enthusiastic wave riding from pinnipeds before. It was a joy to watch!”