Dogs, Ducks and Duos Compete in Surf Events at Duke’s OceanFest 2019 in Waikīkī

Cue the ooohs and aaaws.


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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’

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

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.

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

Daffy protested a handful of times.

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

Daffy appeared most comfortable when her and Kris tried out impressive acro-yoga surf moves.

 


SEE ALSO: Your Ultimate Guide to Duke’s OceanFest 2019


 

Shark Dog

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

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. 

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

Shark Dog’s human consults him on their plan of attack.

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

SHARK DOG CLEARLY DRAWS HIS POWERS FROM THE OCEAN, AND IS MOST COMFORTABLE WHEN RELAXING ON HIS WATER CHARIOT.

 

Lady Luna

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

We learned that This Little Lady was the oldest furbaby competitor of day. Follow Luna and her human on Instagram @alikaandluna.

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

Here she is teaching a master class on tandem surfing.

 

Alika and Luna

 

Alika and Luna

Luna shares her calming wisdom of the ocean with newcomer Phoenix.

 

Rise Like a Phoenix From the Waves

Low Fives and Hang Ten

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

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

 

Going to the dogs

 

Going to the dogs

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

 

Going to the dogs

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

 

Going to the dogs

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

 

Going to the Dogs SurFUR ComPETition

 

 


And a few highlights from the tandem exhibition

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