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 video has received over 700,000 hits on YouTube, where Matthew was quoted as saying:
The baby seal played with the surfers for around an hour before the men went back to the shore.
However, the playful pup was not finished and tried to follow the pair to the beach.