Surf’s pup: Meet the border collies who are on a mission to be top dogs as pro surfers
Meet Indi and Anna, the daredevil border collies who are on a mission to be top dogs as PROFESSIONAL SURFERS.
Surf’s always pup for the pro-pooches as they spend all day riding the waves in their native Queensland, Australia.
Border collies Indi, 6, and Anna, 1, have been making waves for the last two years, entering competitions in a bid to hone their skills.
But with the help of their owner Zane Jones, 32, the pair have taken to the sport like a duck to water, using their low centre of gravity to keep them stable while hanging ten in the ruff waters.
Zane, a search and rescue crewman, said: “I have been surfing for around 16 years, but when we got Indi, I suddenly had a new riding partner.
“She would perch on the front of the board and as we caught the waves occasionally lifting one paw up as if she was hanging five – which is Indi’s famous trade mark.
“Anna was exactly the same, they both loved the water from the very first day we took them to the beach.”
Zane and his partner, Caitlin Ollier, 26, have owned the mutts, who were both surfing at 10 weeks old, since they were puppies.
Although the daring dogs are yet to win a competition, the pair is hoping they can do one better than their best result to date – a runners up medal for Indi at The Noosa Festival of Surfing.
Zane said: “Both girls are naturals when it comes to balance and knowing where to stand on the board.
“When I take Indi and Anna out on the waves at our local surfing spot we always draw a big crowd of people who watch from the board walk or the beach.
“We even get stopped when we go for walks as people are starting to recognise the girls.
“Hopefully we can improve our competition performance in the future, but the girls are getting better every day.”