Pups compete in Brazil's Surf Dog Festival

Dogs can surf too!

Location: Natal, Brazil

Dogs surfed next to their owners

at the Surf Dog Festival

Parafina and her owner

Augusto won first place

OWNER OF FIRST PLACE WINNER DOG 'PARAFINA', AUGUSTO CESAR, SAYING:

"I'm really excited, I'm very grateful for being here and having won this title."

The pair had won medals

at the World Championships before

Another participant recalled

how he got into dog surfing

OWNER OF PARTICIPANT 'BONO', IVAN MOREIRA, SAYING:

"My idea was to buy a paddle board to start rowing and do a little physical activity. Bono got on my board and it was something amazing. The first time he got on the board he wagged his tail and started barking. His happiness on the board started gaining other people's attention. My dog has such a good time on the board!"

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