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Porpoise Bay

Porpoise Bay, New Zealand
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Bodysurfing with Dolphins Waikawa  New Zealand

Bodysurfing with Dolphins

I lucked out on a recent trip to the South Island of New Zealand. I had lugged my wetsuit all the way down to NZ and over 2,000 KM in our campervan and was thinking I wasn't going to have an opportunity to wear it, but then we chanced upon Porpoise Bay. Overlooking the bay, I saw beautiful bodysurfing waves about head high breaking all the way down the bay. I threw on the wetsuit and was having a great time riding the waves when I was joined by a pod of Hector's Dolphins. They swam circles around me, giving me a good once-over and then joined me in riding the waves. I am not sure who was having more fun- them or me. Either way, it was awesome.