As oversaturated as YouTube has become with GoPro videos, it's tough to muster any cynicism for Matt Stanley's footage of a curious baby seal who jumped onto his surfboard off the coast of Northumberland, U.K., and got some free lessons.

"Me and my friend Andrew Flounders were out enjoying some summer waves when this little guy came along and scared the hell out of Andy because we didn't know what it was! It nudged his foot from underneath," Stanley told Insolitevideo.

Stanley said they played with the seal pup for around an hour, and it even tried to follow them back to shore. They let the local wildlife authority know the pup was out there, just in case it needed any help.

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"It kept sliding off, but every time you caught a wave it would surf in on the white water," Stanley told the BBC.

[H/T Digg]