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Irish Setter On The Crest Of A Wave At Japanese Surfing Spot

29th May 2014
Irish Setter On The Crest Of A Wave At Japanese Surfing Spot

#Surfing - We've featured surfing dogs on Afloat.ie before, but this video from half-way round the world shows a new champion waveriding pooch with an Irish pedigree.

As The Asahi Shimbun reports, Pinocchio - or Pino for short - is a six-year-old male Irish setter from Kanagawa, Japan who's taken first prize in the animal class of a national surfing contest for four years running.

Once he gets a push-off on his owner Kazuhiro Tsukahara's specially adapted stand-up paddle board, with extra grip for doggy paws, Pino flies solo on the waves alongside his human counterparts, much to the amazement of onlookers.

The Asahi Shimbun has more on the story HERE.

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MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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