The 2014 VetShopAustralia Surfing Dog Spectacular; A Barking Mad Success

Hanging four paws has again proven to be more impressive than hanging ten as evidenced by the hundreds of spectators at First Point Noosa for the Surfing Dog Spectacular, part of the 2014 Noosa Festival of Surfing.

Seasoned dog surfer Chris De Aboitz and his talented pack of surfing dogs, Rama a Border Collie cross and Murf, an Australian Shepherd, were joined in the water this year by a stellar cast of furry competitors, proving that every dog does have its day!

Hugsley, a Cocker Spaniel x Labrador and last year’s winner of the ‘Best Wave’ award, was joined in the surf by Patches, a Jack Russell x Fox Terrier x Cattle Dog, Indi, a Border Collie and northern New South Wales newbies, Pepper, a Staffie x and Kosta a Bulldog x Mastiff.

 Lining the rocks at First Point and all along Main Beach Noosa to welcome these surf-stoked hounds into shore, the crowd cheered along as one, as these pups and their owners pulled off some PAW-some moves.

Putting their ruff riding skills to the test it was newbie contestant Kosta and his owners Morgan and Jesse Dittman that were awarded this year’s ‘Best Wave’ award, showing off their tandem surfing skills (have you ever seen two people and a dog on a surfboard?) and proving to us all that any breed of dog can be trained to surf; and revel in the fun. 

So another Surfing Dog Spectacular is done and dusted.  A big THANK YOU to the Noosa Festival of Surfing, Chris De Aboitz and his pack of surfing dogs, all the competitors and everyone who turned out to witness and support this spectacular event.

For those of you who were unable to catch the event live, please keep your eyes peeled for the official YouTube clip, coming to screens soon.

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