Abbie is many things: a rescue dog, a surfer girl, a Guinness World Record holder. Now, she’s adding World Surf Dog Champion to that list — pretty impressive, eh?
The Australian Kelpie from San Diego, California, snagged first prize at the first-ever World Championship for Dog Surfing held at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, California, over the weekend and we thought you should see these amazing photos of her competing and making lots of friends along the way.
According to the AbbieSurf’s Facebook page, the pup, who turns 10 on Sept. 18, was rescued at just 6-months-old by the Humane Society Silicon Valley — further proof that rescue dogs can leave shelters and do amazing things.
Owner Michael Uy adopted her and used sports to build her self-confidence. She started surfing in 2008, according to her website, and is now the most awarded surfing dog around.
In 2011, she broke the Guinness World Record for longest wave surfed by a dog (in open water) by surfing a total of 60 meters. She is well-known for her signature flying board mount and Aussie tailspin maneuver, her website says.
Even with all the accolades — reality shows and movie appearances are on her resume, too — none of the attention appears to have gone to the dog’s head.
Snuggled up with her trophy in the car after the surf competition, Abbie’s owner writes of the dedicated athlete on Instagram: “Now the long drive home … In San Diego at 2AM.”
To see more of the dog’s adventures in and out of water, follow @abbiesurfs on Instagram.