It’s March and you know what that means? March Madness of course! It’s that time of year in Florida where the young, wild and raunchy spring breakers head South to Panama City, Daytona, South Beach, Pensacola or other “hot spots”.
As one would guess, for most “normal” people, it’s not a good time to go to the beach when these immature, brain fried, twerking, alcohol chugging, joint smoking, breast flashing, intoxicated bimbos and morons take over; it’s like a rash of delinquents show up and literally trash the beach. Most locals avoid the beach like the plague, especially in March.
If you’re looking for a more quieter, calmer or laid back beach where you can plant your chair all day, and maybe even enjoy a little wildlife, you may want to head to Mexico, but away from Cancun. In Mexico, you may even be as lucky as these lads who were out enjoying a little wakeboarding when they had a few unexpected visitors join them in their “fun in the sun”.
The beach life enthusiast is the co-owner of a windsurf center located in the village, called Pro-Windsurf La Ventana. Along with his business partner, Tyson Poor, the enthusiasts provide fun activities for people interested in kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, sport fishing, and of course windsurfing.
On this particular day, however, Miller took his friend Rachael Callahan wakeboarding in the Sea of Cortez, only to be surprised by a huge pod of dolphins. The video (below) shows Callahan surfing among dozens of dolphins as Miller watches from the boat.
In the distance, a bunch of dolphins are heading straight for Callahan, and then suddenly, several start leaping out of the water just ahead of the surfer. Miller laughs in excitement as the dolphins surround his friend’s board.
Miller mentions, “We’re going to make a YouTube sensation out of this… we just got a billion hits. Keep filming.”
Some of the playful dolphins were springing out of the water right before their eyes. It’s as if they were compelled to join in with the fun!
In his video description, Miller wrote, “This was definitely one of the TOP 3 afternoons of my LIFE!!!” In a Skype interview with viral video show RightThisMinute, Miller and Callahan expressed why that moment was such a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
“If I had a GoPro on me, you would be able to see that there were dolphins surrounding me under water, jumping beside me, and going in front of me,” Callahan said about the “hundreds” of dolphins.
Miller clarified that this wasn’t the first time he and his crew have witnessed a pod, but this event was a little different. They had the chance to finally film someone riding with the dolphins, which they’d never been able to do before.
“We’ve been out a few times before and we’ve seen giant pods of dolphins sometimes even bigger than this,” Miller said. “But on other trips we didn’t bring the wakeboard or we had too many people on the boat to actually pull someone up.”
Well, whether you are a “snowbunny” staying for a few months in Florida to avoid the cold in the North, or just heading out for your Spring Break Vacation, I hope you enjoy the beach, and maybe if you’re lucky enough you may even find and enjoy a few dolphins swimming in a pod in warm waters too. Wherever your travels take you, be kind to the playful bottlenose dophins. They enjoy their time frolicking in the sun too!
Dolphins are a widely distributed and diverse group of aquatic mammals. They are an informal grouping within the order Cetacea, excluding whales and porpoises, so to zoologists the grouping is paraphyletic. The dolphins comprise the extant families Delphinidae (the oceanic dolphins), Platanistidae (the Indian river dolphins), Iniidae (the new world river dolphins), and Pontoporiidae (the brackish dolphins), and the extinct Lipotidae (baiji or Chinese river dolphin). There are 40 extant species of dolphins. Dolphins, alongside other cetaceans, belong to the clade Cetartiodactyla with even-toed ungulates. Cetaceans’ closest living relatives are the hippopotamuses, having diverged about 40 million years ago.
Dolphins feed largely on fish and squid, but a few, like the killer whale, feed on large mammals, like seals. Male dolphins typically mate with multiple females every year, but females only mate every two to three years. Calves are typically born in the spring and summer months and females bear all the responsibility for raising them. Mothers of some species fast and nurse their young for a relatively long period of time. Dolphins produce a variety of vocalizations, usually in the form of clicks and whistles.