Surfing Seal looking to catch a few waves.

Growing up I always heard that seals were pretty mean. Being a young one, I always viewed them as dogs but in the ocean and never never had any issue with them. Sure they would occasionally pop their up next to me, scope me out, but the tales (whilst probably true) of being chased and bitten never happened to me. So kudos to this little guy, getting stoked and trying to change the public outlook on his brethren.  Prepare to go awww.

The footage was shot off the northeast coast of England. One of the surfers said, “Me and my friend Andrew were out enjoying some summer waves when this little guy came along and scared the hell out of Andy because we didn’t know what it was! It nudged his foot from underneath.”

The pup stayed with them for an hour and when they decided to head home it tried to follow them up the beach. “He didn’t seem unwell when he was surfing in like a pro!”

Read the full article at IFL Science