Surfing goats


Dana McGregor's pet goats, Pismo, left, and Goatee wait for their wave at San Onofre State Beach, California. (ROD VEAL,/ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS)
July 16, 2012

Two goats named Goatee and Pismo are wowing California beachgoers with their surfing skills.

The owner of the goats, 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 the water recently at San Onofre State Beach, as bystanders watched in amazement.

Goatee, a nanny goat, and her kid billy goat, Pismo, even rode waves together. But after a few rides, Goatee swam to shore.

McGregor says he bought ­Goatee to eat unwanted plants 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 shortly after he was born in March.

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