Surf’s up! These are the incredible pictures of dolphins surfing

Talk about riding the waves! These incredible pictures show a pod of dolphins perfectly catching the break and surfing towards the coast.

The hilarious pictures capture the moment a pod of dolphins surfed and rode the waves in Ballito, South Africa.

The dolphins in the surf

The dolphins in the surf

Donald Charles, the 72-year-old photographer who took these incredible pictures, was born in Liverpool and now living in Ballito on the north-east coast of South Africa.

He said: “We often see pods of dolphins swimming along the coast here but I’ve never seen so many playing in the surf together.

Dolphins going for a ride

Dolphins going for a ride

“There were 18 dolphins in total so to see that many playing in the surf like people do really was incredible, I’ve never known anything like it.

“I anticipated that one of the pods might surf because it’s that time of year but I never expected to see that many.

The dolphins in the surf

The dolphins in the surf

“I walked along Ballito’s boardwalk with my camera  a Samsung NX1 – at the ready and I was lucky enough to witness this incredible sight.”

Donald has had a passion for photography from a very young age  ever since his father gave him a Kodak camera at 16-years-old.