News Animals Dolphin 1, Paddleboarder 0 By Noel Kirkpatrick Writer Georgia State University Young Harris College Noel Kirkpatrick is an editor and writer based in Tacoma, Washington. He covers many topics including science and the environment. our editorial process Noel Kirkpatrick Updated February 05, 2019 Share Twitter Pinterest Email News Environment Business & Policy Science Animals Home & Design Current Events Treehugger Voices It requires a good sense of balance, but paddleboarding looks so worth it. You float across the sea with very little between you and the water. It's a serene feeling. At least until a dolphin body-checks you. Andrew Hill was paddleboarding in Gracetown, Australia, taking in the majesty of nature when he took a dolphin to the chest. A pod of dolphins rode a wave that Hill was paddling near, and one of those dolphins leaped into the air and knocked him off the paddleboard. In an interview with 7 News Sydney, Hill said the dolphin "took me out quite well." Hill also told 7 News Sydney that he believed the dolphins were herding fish. Luckily, neither Hill or the dolphin were injured in the ocean collision, though Hill may think twice before going near a pod of hungry dolphins again.