Tuesday 16 January 2018

California goats go surfin' USA

Pismo, left, and Goatee hit the surf at San Onofre State Beach, California. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Rod Veal)
Pismo, left, and Goatee hit the surf at San Onofre State Beach, California. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Rod Veal)

Two goats named Goatee and Pismo are impressing California beachgoers with their surfing skills.

The goats' owner, Dana McGregor, says he taught his goats to surf because he loves to ride the waves and thought they would like it, too.

The goats stood on surfboards and cruised along the water at San Onofre State Beach, as bystanders watched in amazement.

Goatee, a nanny goat, and her billy goat, Pismo, even rode waves together. But after a few rides, Goatee swam to shore.

Mr McGregor says he got Goatee originally to eat unwanted plants on his property. He began taking the goat to the beach with him, eventually putting her on a surfboard.

He started putting Pismo on a board shortly after he was born in March.

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