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New Zealand surfers are chased out of the water by seals

  • Two Hawaiian surfers have been chased out of the water by two territorial seals
  • Pair were catching waves in New Zealand when the two mammals gave chase
  • The hilarious entire encounter was caught on camera by Take Shelter Products

Yael Brender For Daily Mail Australia

Two surfers were relaxing and enjoying some New Zealand waves when some territorial locals decided to chase them from the water on Friday afternoon.

Hawaiian surfer Albee Layer and his friend Kain Daily were on the beach when two sea lions decided to defend their territory from the invaders.

‘So I’m setting up for wave and just a huge black shape just goes [loud slapping sound] and hit my leg…Kind of hard,’ Albee said.

‘I look underneath [the water] and there’s just shape circling around to face me. And I just screamed “SHARK!”.’

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Hawaiian surfer Albee Layer (left) is chased from the water by seals at a New Zealand beach

Hawaiian surfer Albee Layer (left) is chased from the water by seals at a New Zealand beach

Hawaiian surfer Albee Layer (left) is chased from the water by seals at a New Zealand beach

Hawaiian surfers Albee Layer (left) and his friend Kain Daily (right) were chased by sea lions

But it wasn’t a shark – it was a group of seals, apparently disgruntled that Mark has chosen to squeeze in a spot of surfing right in the middle of their habitat.

‘And then it just bodysurfed a wave with its mouth open,’ Albee laughed, imitating the seal in a hilarious video shot by Take Shelter Productions.  ‘It was like the dragon in Game of Thrones!’

‘I swear to God…One came for [Kain] and one came for me,’ Albee said of his close call with the New Zealand sea mammals. ‘It came right up to me and it was fully charging at me!’

The still out-of-breath professional surfer explained that he had to use his board to defined himself, manoeuvre away from the seals and escape the water.

Albee said: 'I swear to God...One came for [Kain] and one came for me. It came right up to me!'

Albee said: 'I swear to God...One came for [Kain] and one came for me. It came right up to me!'

Albee said: ‘I swear to God…One came for [Kain] and one came for me. It came right up to me!’

Even after the pair left the water, the seals chased them across the sand and across the beach

Even after the pair left the water, the seals chased them across the sand and across the beach

Even after the pair left the water, the seals chased them across the sand and across the beach

But Albee and Kain weren’t even safe on land, as hilarious footage reveals that the seals regrouped and then continued chasing the surfers across the sand and away from the waves.

‘It turns out these f***ers can run like 15 miles an hour, and it just kept charging at us!’ he said. ‘Angriest locals ever!’ 

The video has been watched by millions of people in the last week, with Take Shot productions calling it ‘one of the best moments we’ve captured in quite sometime…Had a hard time getting a steady shot while laughing as [Albee] and [Kain] got chased by a few sea lions!’ 

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