I THINK I saw a gray seal out surfing Sunday. I was out getting the crap beat out of me in shore break closeouts when I paddled out to just float around. A head popped up about twenty yards from me. I thought it was a bird at first but it was a head of some kind. I was out at Sunskipper. Anybody down this way see it?
Tons of dolphins! I've had one scare the bejezus out of me by surfacing and blowing about 3 feet from me. They will actually surf waves around us at times. I've never seen a seal in the water around the Carolinas though.
I didn't see it for myself, but a few of the CB lifeguards posted pictures of a seal on FB. Nourishment pipes were in the background, so it had to be somewhere on the North End. Did you see the one at the KB Pier? I stolled up there on Friday to see it. The seals are on there way back north, but took a quick stop to molt their skin. Pretty cool & tough stuff.
porpi around here can be ****s sometimes. I was paddling out and saw a fin knifing thru the water. I put my head under water and started making flipper noises. I raised my head in time to see a swell right in front of my. I scrambled over the top and down into the trough about the time a porpoises arse was in the air. the tail slammed the water a few feet away. A young kid was out and gave a scream, I told him I musta said something about his momma.
I saw one at Sandbridge last week. About 25 yards from me too. I asked at the local aquarium and they are seen in this area of VB during the winter. So since it is still pretty cool up here, I guess that makes sense. I was wrapping up a session around 7:30 in the evening just south of the pier and saw him pop his head up and look directly at me. He was checking me out to see what I was. I didn't see him anymore after that. First I thought it was a dog but there weren't any dogs nearby in the water.