Dolphins Steal The Show In US Surf Contest
A pod of dolphins have shown their competitive spirit by joining a group of more than 200 surfers in California's Rincon Classic competition.
The surprise entrants drew cheers from the crowd as they joined the line-up at the contest in Santa Barbara, South California.
Hundreds of spectators looked on as the pod of at least a dozen dolphins entered the contest area, coming within feet of some of the competitors.
While dolphins are relatively common in the area, it is rare they approach surfers.
More than 200 people took part in the event on Sunday.
Founded in 1979, the annual competition attracts some of the most talented names in local surfing.
It takes place between mid-January and late February when the waves are expected to be at their best.
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