VIDEO: Sea otter checks out surfboards at Santa Cruz beach, chooses favorite

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Tuesday, June 20, 2023
VIDEO: Sea otter takes over surfboard at Santa Cruz beach
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Video shows a sea otter aboard a surfboard at Cowell Beach in Santa Cruz.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KGO) -- It was quite a sight Sunday at one of the most popular surfing spots in Santa Cruz - a surfing sea otter!

Mark Woodward posted this photo on Twitter showing a sea otter climbing aboard a surfboard just off at Cowell Beach, not far from the Boardwalk.

Woodward is a Santa Cruz native, and says he's never seen anything like this before.

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He says the otter seemed calm and friendly, and checked out several boards before settling on the blue one.

As you can imagine, the sight attracted quite a crowd of onlookers up on West Cliff Drive.

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