Charlie the Golden Retriever showed off his skills in front of a large crowd and other contestants at the World Dog Surfing Championships in California, as he dragged his board into the water and rode waves all on his own.
This year’s event was held at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, 15 miles south of San Francisco, on August 6, where dogs from all kinds of breeds competed in different categories based on size and whether they are alone, riding with a person or another dog.
Charlie, a seven-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, picked up surfing during his early days as a two-year-old puppy. He had traveled to this year’s championships with his owner, Jeffrey Niebor, from San Diego by car.
He was cheered on by a crowd of at least 50 people prior to being called to compete for the category of large-to-very large dogs. The retriever then impressively dragged his surfboard into the water, before getting on it and catching as many waves as he can.
He ended up coming in second place and…