“Surf’s Up!” Penguins Have Taken Up Surfing In South Africa

June 26, 2024 12:32 pm in by Michael McNally
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Penguins appear to have taken up bodyboarding, as evidenced by a recent video showing an African penguin engaging in the activity off the coast of Cape Town.

The viral video features the ‘cool dude’ penguin balancing on a bodyboard, which is being steadied by a surfer.

According to Cape Town Etc, the video was shared by Accuweather on Facebook on Friday, June 21. Since then, it has garnered over 2.3 million views, more than 1,500 comments, and 37,000 reactions.

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The video’s caption reads, “Surf’s up, bruh! An inquisitive African penguin shredded some waves on a bodyboard off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa.”

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