The dolphins seemed unusually curious this morning – a couple of young ones swam right up close, one jumping out of the water, as the other dived underneath us. Some of the larger ones rode a wave into the surf zone so that we became surrounded by 15 or more fins and a few fast moving shadows. A couple of birds were diving not far out – the larger ones hitting the water like ballistic missiles. Then a helicopter flew overhead, followed soon after by another, which circled for a minute before hovering just beyond the break. Had they seen something? Maybe it’s time to go in. This is where people get eaten, I was told at the lookout. Yeah, but the lefts are pumping! Maybe it is time to go in. Nah. One more wave.