by Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 7 August 2014

Surfer bros Matthew Stanley and Andrew Flounders were out enjoying the waves off of Amble in Northumberland, United Kingdom when something nudged Flounders’ foot from beneath the water’s surface. Cue: dun-dun-dun-dun. While most might mistake the unknown creature for a shark or Cthulhu, lucky for them it only turned out to be a curious baby seal.

‘Me and my friend Andrew Flounders were out enjoying some summer waves when this little guy came along and scared the hell out of Andy because we didn’t know what it was! It nudged his foot from underneath’, explained Stanley.

The seal repeatedly attempted to ride their boards, but failed to do so. They hung out with the seal for the next hour, even surfing alongside the creature all the way to the shore, before parting ways. Although the little guy didn’t seem to be hurt, Flounders says he called local marine wildlife just to be sure.