Ride That Mola, Cowboy!

Yesterday we discussed the “classiness” of a photo a man who crawled inside a dead shark and had someone take … Continued

Yesterday we discussed the “classiness” of a photo a man who crawled inside a dead shark and had someone take a photo of him pretending to stab it. Today we have a video that also straddles the line between harmless fun and fish disrespect…depending on who you ask. If you’re unfamiliar with the mola mola–sometimes referred to as an ocean sunfish–they are very large, very bizarre, very slow-swimming fish with short tails and long dorsal and anal fins that you often see basking just under the surface. Nobody targets them on hook and line. In this video, a gentleman from a crew of fishermen off Mexico decided to do his best cowboy impression and ride a mola mola. I would not attempt this only because the only time I ever see them in is chum slicks while sharking. The mola was unharmed, and as for the rider, all he got per this story was some barnacle burn.