What started out as a normal day on the Gulf of Mexico for teen wake surfer Mitchell Overton and his dad Keith quickly got insane.
As Mitchell carved off the coast of St. Pete Beach, Florida, a pair of bottlenose dolphins drafted in the boat’s slipstream and leapt just feet from him in its wake.
The purpose behind the animal act is up for debate. Some say the half-ton cetaceans were trying to scare the Overtons from their bottlenose friends. Others think the creatures were there for the same reason as Mitchell and his dad: like humans, dolphins like to have fun.
Until we link up a dolphin to a translation device like Darwin in SeaQuest, we’ll never know.
But we can guess. And we’re guessing they’re in it for the rush.