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dogs and surfing


A time-honored surf world novelty, where a surfing dog owner trains his pet to ride waves, either solo, or on the nose of the board with the owner standing behind. Surfing dogs were filmed in Waikiki as far back as the 1920s. In 1944, National Geographic published a full-page photograph of the "World-champion Dog Surfer, Rusty," and from 1960 forward the surf media has featured bodysurfing dogs, dogs on bodyboards, and a Labrador from Honolulu named Kam who surfed in a semi-prone position whi...