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Surfing goats ride waves in Orange County

Posted: July 13, 2012 7:00 a.m.
Updated: July 13, 2012 7:00 a.m.

Dana McGregor, from Pismo Beach, far left, surfs with his pet goat Pismo and pals Mark and Debbie Gale, of San Clemente in San Clemente.

 

SAN ONOFRE STATE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Two goats named Goatee and Pismo are wowing 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 waves Wednesday 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.

McGregor says he originally got Goatee to eat unwanted foliage on his property.

He began taking the goat to the beach with him, eventually putting her on a surfboard.

McGregor says he started putting Pismo on a board after he was born in March.

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