Top 10 Amazing and Unusual Surfing Animals

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

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Surfing alpaca
Surfing alpaca

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!

Surfing Goat
Surfing Goat

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!

Surfing Dog
Surfing Dog

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.

Surfing Rat
Surfing Rat

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!

surfing cat
surfing cat

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!

Surfing Seagull
Surfing Seagull

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.

polar bear surfing
polar bear surfing

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.

Rabbit Surfing
Rabbit Surfing

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!

Ducks Surfing
Ducks Surfing

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!

Surfing Mouse
Surfing Mouse

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.

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  4. Not offended! I only wish I had clones to execute the laundry list of ideas I have floating in my head to get them out there on the internets. Muppets and zombie wrestlers are dominating my art time and I haven’t made anything from food in ages.

  5. This is stressful. Despite my disdain for cats and backyard water, your lists are so awesome. How about… uh… Top 10 Best Images of Superheroes Eating Pizza?

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  7. Reblogged this on Shepherds Grove and commented:
    Having grown up in San Diego and spent most of my summer days at the beach on my Morey Boogie Board, I have an appreciation for waves. I’m content to watch surfers though – what that really means is, I’m a wimp. My brother is a long time long boarder; I windsurf and paddleboard (on flat water, that is) but my early attempts at surfing didn’t pan out too well for me. But after seeing some of these animals brave he waves, I must reconsider. My family and I are taking a trip to Kauai in April – I am determined to don my rash guard and paddle out with the rest of the hopefuls on their blue foam boards (maybe not quite as authentic as a real surfer but softer on the noggin should things go awry) and ride the white wash in. I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂

  8. Thanks for that. I love to see anyone or anything surfing, being a little too afraid to take it on myself. But now I’m thinking, if the mouse can do it, what the heck am I afraid of? Nice job Russell 🙂

  9. Sorry, I don’t remember about Lassie, but I can assure you that if my Sheltie was on the watch, little Timmy never would have fallen in that well!!

  10. No way my Sheltie would surf. His double-coat is so thick, the water would pull him under and he’d be a goner. Not sure I’d want to try it either. Still, I love the photo of the rabbit surfing!

  11. Apparently the story goes that Alpacas are a very loyal pet and when raised as a little cub it will follow the owner the 100% loyalty, even if that owner surfs! See this link to see him cleaning and caring for it –>

  12. The cat looks like cats the world over when near water- ‘Get me the F**** outta here!’
    BTW how do you train an alpaca to surf? They’re native to the Andes and as far as I’m aware Lake Titicaca doesn’t have the equivalent of The Big Kahuna.

  13. Really? Because this blog is just a load of pointless list put together for the amusement of myself in the hope that others would like it as well! So maybe you are as mad as me! (seriously THANK YOU)

  14. LOVE the polar bear. He really looks like he is enjoying it! The cat picture is hilarious, maybe a dog left him there and took that pic. Haha!

  15. Hilarious and adorable ! The Alpaca got me at first glance. And the poor kitty! The puffed tail is priceless. But since I’m born in the year of the rat (chinese year and all that), I am mighty proud to be first.

    Great post ! (: Sure the kid will forgive you now

  16. My wife and i have raised cats for years, and i agree with Brijit, that cat does NOT look like it’s having a good time. But i absolutely love the one of the polar bear. Now that’s a picture of complete excitement! Thanks for the pics.

  17. well I’ll be, that’s the first I heard of it. But it’s ok, not everyone is for the swimming thing. 🙂

  18. I never heard milk being a cause of not learning how to swim, is that an english thing? I drank lots of milk when I was a kid too, but I have always been able to swim, not sure why since I was never taught. Now my sister says she has never been able to swim either. huh, strange

  19. They may not be as funny as the ‘cat’s jumping’ or ‘dog’s jumping’ but they still put a smile on my face and at the end of a tough day it’s very much appreciated!

  20. *LOL* Thanks! This blog is a real game of two halfs, some animals seem to be enjoying it and the others look in fear of their own lives! I wasn’t going to post it but it seems people have accepted it OK.

  21. The polar bear has got to be my favorite, he looks so joyful and happy! Made me laugh out loud. You got to learn how to swim Russell! I love the water, it’s so freeing….:-)

  22. Cats aren’t cool, and neither are boogie boards or pools, especially above-ground! This is an outrage! AN OUTRAGE! You’ve lost all credibility with me! Good day, sir! /endsarcasm

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