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posted: 7/13/2012 9:57 AM

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  • Goat herder Dana McGregor, of Pismo Beach, Calif., surfs with his goats Pismo, left, and Pismo's mother Goatee, at San Onofre State Beach, Calif., on Wednesday July 11, 2012. 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.

    Goat herder Dana McGregor, of Pismo Beach, Calif., surfs with his goats Pismo, left, and Pismo's mother Goatee, at San Onofre State Beach, Calif., on Wednesday July 11, 2012. 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.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

SAN ONOFRE STATE BEACH, Calif. -- Two goats named Goatee and Pismo are wowing California beachgoers with their surfing skills.

The goats' owner, Dana McGregor, says he taught his goats to surf because he loves to ride the waves and thought they would like it, too.

The goats stood on surfboards and cruised along the water Wednesday at San Onofre State Beach, as bystanders watched in amazement.

Goatee, a nanny goat, and her billy goat, Pismo, even rode waves together. But after a few rides, Goatee swam to shore.

McGregor says he got Goatee originally to eat unwanted plants on his property.

He began taking the goat to the beach with him, eventually putting her on a surfboard.

McGregor says he started putting Pismo on a board shortly after he was born in March.

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