Pod of dolphins surf off Bronte

Posted by barbara on July 2, 2011

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A dolphin, one of five or six, leaps out of a wave in a bravura performance

What was not to like about turning out on a balmy saturday (2 July 2011) for a late morning's constitutional along the famed coast walk from Bondi to Coogee and beyond. There was plenty of sights to catch the eye on the walking track and beyond, none more so than a pod of dolphins making their leisurely way south from Tamarama towards Bronte.

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A second dolphin shoots a wave, demonstrating to local surfers how its done

The patent pleasure that the cruisy creatures gave to grown ups and children alike was quite astounding in a society so often described as being hell-bent on the next big thing and the shock of the new. Instead this age old species, flirting with surfers and swimmers alike, dropped in on the waves sweeping into Sydney's Bronte Beach.

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A wet-suited surfer paddles out for a wave and finds more than he bargained for

I like to think that the onlookers who stopped in droves to follow their leisurely progress came away from their walk more relaxed than they started out, their busy routines temporarily on hold as they thrilled to their nonchalant progress and unrivalled surfing prowess. Even more so the fortunate surfers who shared the same waves and the ocean swimmers doing their laps out the back, alive to the shock of the natural.

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On the way to Bronte Beach, a pod of dolphins' surf pick for Saturday 2 July

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