Dolphins are jerks.
A surfer in southern California has 18 staples in his head after a dolphin hit him in the head while riding the waves last week.
Thomas Machuca says she was surfing Black’s Beach in La Jolla on Wednesday when he came across a pod of dolphins.
When one of the dolphins jumped out of the water, it hit him in the head with its dorsal fin, leaving him bleeding from a gaping gash on the roof of his head in open water.
‘I look up and one shoots out of the water face to face with me, about 6 feet in front of me,’ Machuca told Fox 5 San Diego.
‘So I’m eye to eye with this thing and at this point I don’t even remember too much other than I tried to move my head. Next thing I know it was like somebody hit me with a bat on top of my head.’