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Seal surprises surfers by joining them in riding waves

The moment a seal surprised two surfers by joining them in riding the waves has been captured on camera.

Matthew Stanley and Andrew Flounders were surfing off the coast of Amble, Northumberland, when the creature decided to mount their board.

It took the animal several attempts to stay on the board but once stable the seal was "surfing like a pro".

The baby seal was described as a "pro surfer". Credit: YouTube

The video has received over 700,000 hits on YouTube, where Matthew was quoted as saying:

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.

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…He didn’t seem unwell when he was surfing in like a pro.

– Matthew Stanley

The baby seal played with the surfers for around an hour before the men went back to the shore.

The baby seal played with the surfers for around an hour. Credit: YouTube

However, the playful pup was not finished and tried to follow the pair to the beach.