Dogs, Ducks and Duos Compete in Surf Events at Duke’s OceanFest 2019 in Waikīkī
Cue the ooohs and aaaws.
Tandem surfers showed off their impressive stunts alongside the adorable furry (and feathered) competitors of this year’s Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition, an event sponsored by Calvin and Susie. On the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 20, HONOLULU Magazine’s chief photographer, David Croxford, and digital editorial specialist, Katie Kenny, attended the sweetest of the Duke’s OceanFest 2019 event lineup. Scroll down for highlights from the Pacific Tandem Surfing Contest & Exhibition.
Release the Quackin’
Let’s get straight to it: There was a surfing duck during the pet tandem portion of the competition. Her name is Daffy and she enjoys surfing around O‘ahu with her human friend, Kris. Follow them on Instagram @susiesduck and @kksunbum.
Daffy protested a handful of times.
Daffy appeared most comfortable when her and Kris tried out impressive acro-yoga surf moves.
This petite pooch draws you in with his precious pose. But beware! Get too close and the ferocious Shark Dog will attack, with his human transporter by his side.
Shark Dog’s human consults him on their plan of attack.
SHARK DOG CLEARLY DRAWS HIS POWERS FROM THE OCEAN, AND IS MOST COMFORTABLE WHEN RELAXING ON HIS WATER CHARIOT.
We learned that This Little Lady was the oldest furbaby competitor of day. Follow Luna and her human on Instagram @alikaandluna.
Here she is teaching a master class on tandem surfing.
Luna shares her calming wisdom of the ocean with newcomer Phoenix.
Rise Like a Phoenix From the Waves
While the humans give each other low fives, Phoenix practices her fancy moves. Go Phoenix, go!
More scenes from the Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition
And a few highlights from the tandem exhibition