Every year, Noosa holds its Festival of Surfing and this year, I was actually around to watch the start of it – which involved surfing dogs. Yes, dogs on surfboards. I’ll admit I was a little bit skeptical when I first heard about it, do the dogs really enjoy themselves? Is it just a gimmick to draw the crowd? Well, (a) I do think they enjoy themselves (even if their expressions indicate otherwise!), because they were eager to get out into the water and (b) the festival really doesn’t need help attracting a crowd, as it is always packed. As a dog lover, I was super keen to check it out, so I headed down to Main Beach at Noosa Heads.
It was awesome. The crowd was huge and cheering the dogs on, they were treated like celebrities when they got out of the water. Dr Harry and Layne Beachley were there with lots of cameras around them. It was very cool to see everyone so excited about the event – as well as seeing dogs and their owners out and about and enjoying themselves.