Our canine companions are capable of learning all kinds of commands. This includes everything from those that help out their humans to learning tons of tricks. But one incredibly talented black Labrador from England surprised an entire shoreline when he showed off his unexpected surfing skills.
A video of him catching a wave was shared to Facebook and already has thousands of views and hundreds of comments.
Fistral Beach visitors were treated to more than just the picturesque views of the sea on a recent Saturday afternoon. Beachgoers were glued to the delightful sight of a Black Lab and his doggy dad as they spent their afternoon surfing in the Cornish Sea. Lucky for us and internet users all over the world, another beach visitor was able to capture the impressive scene.
The video starts out with the beautiful Black Lab sitting still on the back of his surfboard. A man behind him on his own board stares in disbelief as the pup catches a wave and seems to effortlessly sail to shore. In the background, a human surfer even falls right off his board while the Lab glides on by and makes his way towards the sand. Beachgoers all along the shore were captivated by the canine and didn’t hesitate to chime in on what they thought.
“I can definitely say he was better than a lot of human surfers I’ve seen! I’m a huge dog lover so I sat and watched the doggie and his owner for ages – as it was loving every minute,” said Kerryn Groves, the videographer.
How did they do it?
Kerryn explained that she saw the Lab’s dad retrieve the surfboard and take it out to sea as his canine companion swam behind him. Once they were where they needed to be, they waited for the perfect moment together, and then the Lab jumped on board and caught a wave back to shore.
“Surfing was definitely something the dog’s owner had taught him and they look like they do it a lot,” Kerryn added.
As the Lab gets closer to the shore, he looks back towards the sea, and it’s almost as if he’s checking whether or not his doggie dad sees his success. Then, once he hops off his board and prances in the shallow water, his dad runs into the frame and they enthusiastically greet one another. A celebration is in order after such an incredible job!
You can check out the full video of one of his many rides to shore, below.