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Must-See: Surfing Goats! (Videos)

Must-See: Surfing Goats! (Videos)

Goats are known for their dexterity on rocky cliffs. In this video, a goat named Goatee and her son, Pismo, surf in southern California and show they are quite at ease on slippery surfaces in the ocean.


Dana MacGregor first acquired Goatee to keep the weeds in check around his house. Then Goatee started accompanying him everywhere and — one thing does lead to another — MacGregor took her to San Onofre State Beach and taught her to surf with him.

After Pismo was born, he of course was given surfing lessons too.

This video shows Goatee riding a wave in to the shore, nice and easy.

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3:12AM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

Interesting but think it would be better in the fields --- we had one when I was a little kid and the goat's favorite sport was to sneak up behind you and butt your knees out from under you.....and, would/could eat/ate everything!!!!

3:55PM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

I love Goats but wouldn't take them surfing...but very cute!!! I wish all animals were loved and not so mistreated.worn and eaten. Thanks for the great vids!!!

12:16PM PST on Nov 25, 2012

This is wonderful!!!

5:05AM PST on Nov 20, 2012

Goats are wonderful gentle pets - full of fun - and quite devoted as a pet, however - they should not be made to surf. That is to me animal abuse. Yes I know it's not screaming "get me off here, I'm afraid and confused". Simply because it can't. It doesn't have the choice and we do.

8:59AM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

I consider this animal abuse. Goats are not born to surf, and this one is clearly not enjoying it.

4:29AM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

cute goat.. thanks

7:07PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

thnx for this

5:51AM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

This is NOT cute! The goat is NOT loving this! It's only "cute" in our human minds ... a goat does not want to be on a surfboard in the ocean!

2:58AM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

well now I have seen it all

9:51AM PDT on Jul 17, 2012

A penny for this goat's thoughts!

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