Cape Town - We really are spoiled for amazing winter holiday experiences in South Africa - as the latest footage of dolphins surfing along UMdloti beach, in KwaZulu-Natal shows why it's a year-round coastal hotspot.
Richard Melvill who shared the footage to Facebook captured the beautiful footage of the pod of dolphins enjoying the waves as much as the surfers.
Umdloti Beach might not be the first place that comes to mind for surfers, but the open section to the right of the lagoon is great for catching some easy waves. Durban and the surrounding KZN coastal areas are renowned SA surfing hotspots, playing host to one of the world's longest running surfing contests - The Ballito Pro.
NOTE: Upcoming events of note include the Ballito Pro in KwaZulu-Natal and then the Corona Open J-Bay between 12 to 23 July. Not to be missed - click here for more info. Also check out Wavescape – for news, surf webcams, forecasts, photos and videos.
ALSO SEE: WATCH: Legendary JBay winter swells + best surfing beaches in SA
See the footage here:
Ocean life activity along the KZN coastline is busier at this time of year as conditions put the famous Sardine Run into effect. An image of which was recently took the prized top spot in the 2016 National Geographic 2016 Nature Photographer of the year competition.