Surfing animals: dogs, alpacas, goats, cats, rabbits, squirrels, seals, mice, sheep, pigs, swans, and even elephants share the stoke

Humans who love surfing tend to think animals like to ride waves. Sometimes that is true and sometimes it is not. The truth is that the number of animals that hit the peak could easily easily justify the opening of a surf zoo.

Surfing animals are getting famous. Their names and stunts are spreading all over the internet making their owners proud and happy. Some of these creatures of Nature learn rapidly and prove they can do better than humans by, for example, hanging 20.

Training dogs, alpacas, goats, cats, rabbits, squirrels, seals, mice, sheep, pigs, swans, and even elephants requires time, dedication and patience.

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Jordy Smith: floating to victory | Photo: Red Bull/Trevor Moran

Jordy Smith has conquered the Hurley Pro at Trestles 2014, in San Clemente, California, in windy five-foot wave ramps. The ASP World Tour title race has introduced new variables in the game.

Kelly Slater watched Gabriel Medina falling at the hands of Adrian Buchan in the quarterfinals, and he couldn't hide a smile. The Brazilian had lost first place in the overall rankings.

"I did mistakes and Adrian was surfing very well. It happens. Fifth place is a keeper. I just want to make heats. I will work more," expressed Medina.

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Brad Gerlach and Martin Potter: fists were purposely hidden | Photo: ASP

In 1991, Brad Gerlach and Martin Potter had a famous altercation during a tense heat in Japan. More than two decades later both surfers competed against each other at Lower Trestles.

Twenty-three years ago, Potter punctured Gerr's favorite surfboard and put an end to the Floridian's world title hopes. Brad finished the 1991 ASP World Tour runner-up, right behind Damian Hardman.

"Heat starts, I'm kind of leading, he's got priority. A wave comes through, and he ends up letting it go. So I turned around and went and ended up blitzing the wave all the way to the beach," explains Potter.

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