Dog Surfing Is Dumb; Here’s Why (Video)

My family had this dog once. A little curly-haired thing.

I didn’t like it at first. However, as so often happens, time went on, and I grew to love it. She was sweet, funny, and down for anything. We wore matching Hawaiian shirts.

And so, naturally, I took the dog surfing with me. Terrible idea.

Surfing dogs – or rather humans forcing their unwilling dogs to surf – is not cool 99% of the time. Despite what the owners might say, the dogs are not having fun. They’re terrified. And New Zealand surfer/comedian, Luke Cederman, explained why.

On the latest episode of his podcast, Cederman and his cohost break it down:

“A dog has never said, ‘can you take me surfing this afternoon?’ A dog has never fucking said that because dogs don’t speak. They do not speak English; they don’t speak Spanish. They hate it. And you can see it. They’re cowering.

“You see these videos of people trying to go viral by taking their dogs out surfing…get rid of it. Scrap it. Leave it on the beach. That’s where they belong.”

And yet, things like the World Dog Surfing Championships exist – coming to northern California on August 3rd, 2024. These folks, they truly believe that their dogs enjoy wearing a life vest, going out in freezing water, wiping out, and “surfing.”

They explain:

“Humans aren’t the only ‘surf dogs’ – surfers’ four-legged friends love water too, and many even like catching waves. These amphibious canines are special creatures: Top surfers believe that dogs who learn to surf develop a unique attitude, knowing they have something that sets them apart from other dogs.”

*eye roll*


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