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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Image from a screenshot of a video uploaded by benzytv via YouTube


Lynn Demsky
Lynn D5 years ago

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!!!!

Natasha Salgado
Past Member 5 years ago

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!!!

Shelly Peterson
Shelly Peterson5 years ago

This is wonderful!!!

Virginia G.

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.

Valentina R.
Valentina R6 years ago

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

Faither Jo H.
Jo Ellen H6 years ago

cute goat.. thanks

Jane Warren
Jane Warren6 years ago

thnx for this

Robin Rae Swanson
Roberta S6 years ago

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!

Liz Taylor
Liz Taylor6 years ago

well now I have seen it all

DORIS L6 years ago

A penny for this goat's thoughts!