|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Editor||Würsig, Bernd, Thewissen J. G. M., and Kovacs Kit M.|
|Book Title||Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals|
|City||San Diego, CA, USA|
|EndNote Rec Number||12636|
|Keywords||hydrodynamics, play, Pressure wave, surfing|
Summary Dolphins ride bow waves and stern wakes of boats, probably as an adaptation from surfing on large waves and nearshore breakers. While easy travel has been postulated, it is more likely that bow-riding is more often simply for the fun of it, or play.