Ripping with Flipper! Dolphins join Australian surfers riding the waves at Byron Bay

A pod of leaping dolphins joined paddling surfers near the shore in Byron Bay Stunning footage shows the mammals at Wategos Beach in New South WalesThe clip of the dolphins was taken by Wing Yan Teresa Ng on November 28

This is the stunning moment a pod of dolphins joined surfers in Byron Bay, New South Wales, diving in and out of the waves before they broke on the shore.

The footage was shot on November 28 at the famous surf spot Wategos Beach, by Wing Yan Teresa Ng. 

It shows the mammals leaping and jumping through the waves, close to the shore and nearby paddling surfers.

The dolphins leap in and out of the waves, close to paddling surfers in in Byron Bay, New South Wales in Australia

The dolphins leap in and out of the waves, close to paddling surfers in in Byron Bay, New South Wales in Australia

The stunning footage of the dolphins, captured on November 28, was filmed at the famous surf spot, Wategos Beach

The stunning footage of the dolphins, captured on November 28, was filmed at the famous surf spot, Wategos Beach

Approximately 865 dolphins have made their home in the Byron Bay area, Dolphin Research Australia estimates, with the population consisting of ‘resident, semi-resident and transient individual dolphins.’

According to the organisation there are more than 30 species of whales and dolphins in New South Wales.

The Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin, the short-beaked common dolphin and the Common bottlenose dolphin are the three dolphin species which frequent the Byron Bay area all year round.   

These friendly dolphins aren’t the first to cozy up to surfers in the area. 

Footage shot in July captured a pod of friendly dolphins swimming within yards of delighted beachgoers. 

The video showed the incredible creatures coming remarkably close to the sand, nearby swimmers and surfers.

People soon found themselves within touching distance, as the playful dolphins zipped in and out of the water as they worked as a team, chasing a school of fish.

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