I have owned lots of surf boards and paddle boards. I have had over a dozen skin cancers removed with several taken off my face. So slather on the sun block kiddos and go get some waves. Maybe some day you can have leathery skin and a phat quiver just like me. 
The picture above is from a paddle where 2 dolphins escorted me for miles. I have had the good fortune of being engaged by dolphin many times and when these locals show up they are always the life of the party. 
The Youtube video above was from the June 2014 Santa Monica pier paddle-board race long course which I did on my custom 14' Bark stand up board. The footage is pre race and start, with a quick clip of the finish. The shot below was taken in 2005 the day I came home with this custom 14' Bark prone board.