Pelicans are the world's greatest surfers. I know plenty of votes go to dolphins and seals, but pelicans style their cushion of air into something more majestic than a wet mammal – even a very graceful one – can muster.
Reasons why pelicans are better surfers than people:
1. No matter how casual your stance, you can't match that Formula 1 wingspan.
2. They look good on glassy days; they look good when it's blown out.
3. They look even better when they're sharing waves.
4. No paddle-outs. Just wheel into the wind and drop in on another one.
5. That goofy smile is living proof that belly rides are cool all by themselves.