“Me and my friend Andrew Flounders 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,” explains Matt Stanley about this amazing encounter with a baby seal.
After an hour or so of playing with the pup in the sea - including getting it to climb onto their surfboards - the guys decided to head back to the shore.
“When we got home Andy rang the local marine wildlife authority to make them aware of what occurred just in case the seal was unwell," adds Stanley. "He didn’t seem unwell when he was surfing in like a pro!”
He certainly didn't. Check out the guys' adorable moments with the seal - captured on GoPro camera - above.