Originally Posted By: EricaK
...Sometimes the orca whales play in the surf like dolphins, though I have never seen them myself. ...

I would so love to see this myself. I used to ride my bike to work many years ago. The route took me down the "strand" from the beach at Torrance, past Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and El Segundo before I turned inland. It was early in the morning and so peaceful. The beach was my own at that time. But I did share it with dolphins often and you could see their silhouette through the breaking wave as they play. It was awesome.