Here is a fact about me…I can’t swim! But my dog “Alfie” loves the water, But there forth is the start to this blog, because the other day when we went to the beach, he started swimming after some poor kid on a surfboard because he had what looked like a tennis ball attached by string to it. (so he can find it if he falls off) But to Alfie it wasn’t a safety device it was his ball and sadly for me, he managed to get the “ball” and pull on it enough to make the poor kid fall in the water! Well, I was so embarrassed that I lied and told the small boy that my dog just loves surfing! He said he wanted to see him do it, but I lied again and said it was too cold. So to try to make up for my sins I have decided to bring you…
Top 10 Amazing and Unusual Surfing Animals
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Surfing
10 – Alpaca: He always sticks to hoof and safety!
FACT: The biggest surfed wave ever recorded was a very scary 530 meters high in Lituya bay, southern coast of Alaska! That is more like a tsunami!
9 – Goat: Doesn’t look like an idiot even though he has a surfer dude Goatee
FACT: There is some very big money indeed in surfing, in fact, Kelly Slater earns about three million dollars each and every year just doing what he loves!
8 – Dog: Believe it of not this dog was the winner at the 2008 Dog Surfing competition!
FACT: It is said that to become a fully experienced Short boarder can take up to 10 years, with over 1000 hrs needed in real practice terms.
7 – Rat: Always says cheese when the camera is around!
FACT: Surfing it not just surfing! In fact, there are two main types of surfing, short boarding, and long boarding! The more the skills, the shorter the boards!
6 – Cat: Doesn’t need big waves in order to still look cool
FACT: Surfing was an original part of the hunting culture of the Polynesia islands, but in terms of written evidence it was first discovered and wrote about by Captain Cook in 1778!
5 – Seagull: Was ready for the sea since birth.
FACT: The now infamous George Freeth is who brought surfing to California, now home to some of the world’s very best surfers so he has a lot of credit to his name.
4 – Polar Bear: Looks… buff!
FACT: The University of Plymouth is the world’s first university to offer a real degree in surfing! And it takes up to 2 years to learn all there is to know.
3 – Rabbit: Will get Gnarly for carrots!
FACT: The longest ever surf done on a single wave was 37 minutes in Pororoca! To be fair this is a very rare wave that only happens once a year, but the record still stands today!
2 – Duck: Likes to train the little ones!
FACT: According to local legends the words first official surf contest took place at Corona Del Mar, California in 1928 and consisted of 2 people trying to stay on a wooden plank while riding the surf!
1 – Mouse: Has seen “Point Break” about 40 times so he knows what he is doing!
FACT: Ever wondered how hard it is so surf under the curve of a wave? Well while under that said curve it is called “getting barrelled” because the water will only let you go in a straight line, and it is next to impossible to turn left or right. But getting into that curve is the hard part apparently.