This might sound a bit silly but here it goes....When we visited Malibu last winter we noticed a sealion swimming in the water near people that were in kayaks. I thought it was a pretty cool sight to see and what made it kind of funny was that the kayakers didn't even notice him and he was pretty close to them for about 3 mins. A few days later we were in San Diego and my husband was surfing and a sealion was swimming really close to him. The sealion was swimming in the curl of the wave (and doing a much better job then my husband was with his surfing skills!!!) Is it safe to be so close to them or is it best to keep your distance?