Surfing goats? Surfing goats. Dana NcGregor’s pet goats Pismo, left, and Goatee surf at San Onofre State Beach, Calif. McGregor started taking Pismo’s mother Goatee to the beach, and it wasn’t long before she was on a surfboard. When Pismo was born, McGregor put her on a board too, and she was a natural, he says. (Photo: AP/The Orange County Register, Ron Veal)
Surfer sets world record off coast of Portugal Guinness World Records is acknowledging a 44-year-old Hawaii pro surfer for catching a 24-metre wave off the coast of Portugal, saying the November run beats a 2008 record by more than 30 centimetres.
Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara of Haleiwa, on Oahu’s North Shore, told The Associated Press that the ride of his life was a fluke.
“I was really beat-up that morning,” he said. “This day, I did not want to get out of bed.”
Photos of the day Wildcard surfer Jack Freestone of Australia bottom turns on an enormous pipeline wave during the Billabong Pipeline Masters on December 8, 2011 in North Shore, Hawaii. (Kirstin Scholtz/ASP via Getty Images)
Photos of the Day Kelly Slater of the U.S. at the final of the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach on August 7, 2011 in southern California where the ten-time world surfing champion defeated Australia’s Yadin Nicol for the title. (Photo: Frederic J.Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo of the Day Surfer Tyler Hollmer Cross of Australia rides an 8-metre wave at Shipstern Bluff near Hobart in Tasmania. According to local media reports, surfers were towed by jetski into one of the biggest swells seen at Shipstern Bluff, formerly known as Devil’s Point, in 10 years. (andychiz.com/Reuters)
Photos of the day This handout photo taken on April 2, 2011 shows Harrison Mann riding deep in the barrel to post a near perfect 9.00 (out of ten) to advance in second place during the TNS Rangiroa Pro Junior in the French Polynesian city of Rangiroa. (Kirstin Scholtz/AFP/Getty Images)