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Qld surfer body-slammed by leaping dolphin

A Gold Coast surfer has been left "stinging" after a close encounter with a leaping dolphin.

Sam Yoon was surfing at Duranbah earlier in the week when a leaping dolphin landed on top of him.

Footage of the incident has gone viral.

"I just couldn't believe what happened," Mr Yoon told Nine's Today show on Friday.

He said the dolphin landed on his shoulder and back, but his face was also hurting as a result of the collision.

"There must have been some sort of contact with my face as well. It was stinging until last night."

But he said he still loved dolphins.

"So chilled...I was singing to them for like the whole surf, beautiful," he said.

AAP

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