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Lena Dunham 'Saved' By Pro Surfer During A Paddleboard Race

"He is literally King Triton."

It's safe to say stand-up paddleboarding is not Lena Dunham's forte. 

On Saturday, the "Girls" star participated in a paddleboarding race in the Hamptons to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, but had a bit of trouble making her way to the finish line during the three-mile course.

Lucky for struggling Lena, Laird Hamilton, surfing's superman, came to her rescue.

"He is literally King Triton," Dunham noted in her photo caption. 

The pair made it to the finish line, thanks to Hamilton's expertise in the water.

Hamilton told Allure Magazine that the weather conditions during the race were not ideal for beginner paddleboarders. The day "started out windy," he said, "and the course was downwind in the beginning ... So some people, with their paddle level, we need to at least make sure that they could make it back to shore."

After seeing Hamilton's skills on a foil board, we're totally on board with the King Triton comparison.

Lena Dunham, Laird Hamilton, and Maria Baum pose for a photo at the Paddle For Pink Fundraiser.
Lena Dunham, Laird Hamilton, and Maria Baum pose for a photo at the Paddle For Pink Fundraiser.

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