Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel
Let’s go surfin’ now
Everybody’s learning how
Come on and safari with me
People aren’t the only ones watching the pro surfers at this summer’s surfing events and following The Beach Boys song to go on a Surfin’ Safari. Dogs of all sizes and shapes, cats, pigs, goats, and more are heading out on surfboards to enjoy the beach action.
Every year surf dogs from around the world come to California’s Huntington Beach and Imperial Beach for Petco’s Unleashed Surf Dog Competition.
With paws on the nose and tails wagging, the canine competitors go all out to see who’s Top Dog.
Didga, the Aussie skateboarding cat phenomenon, shows that she’s got some surf moves, too, and isn’t afraid to get wet. Go, Didga! Go!
SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel love seeing all the animals out in the water having fun. Our friend Huntington Beach surf artist Dave Reynolds is a sight to see when he goes surfing with his best buds Nacho and Lance, a Chihuahua and a Labrador mix. Nacho may be little, but he holds his own against the big dogs.
When you’re on dry land, to keep the fun going for groms (and adults, too!), take a look at this book we discovered: The Surfing Animals Alphabet by Jonas Claesson, a Swedish artist and designer who lives in Australia.
This illustrated alphabet book with animals in the ABCs lineup, is just the thing to get young surfers on board about reading.
As for the animals, now that the dog days of summer are here they want to have fun!
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