Surf 101:

Today we are teaching you how to surf with your dog, with the help from Peru’s very own, Domingo Pianezzi.

Surf 101: Surf with your dog || Photo: Daniela Mayorga


For those of you who have not heard of him, you might recognize him as the guy who surfed with an alpaca. Domingo Pianezzi, or “Mingo”, is known for establishing the first official surf school in San Bartolo, Peru. He’s also been able to tandem with a kangaroo in Australia, parrot in Lima, and a cat in San Bartolo. Mingo is passionate in sharing his love for waves with children and furry friends. In this week’s Surf 101 post, we are getting some tips from the man himself and his 1 year old pup, Macakilo. We will guide you step by step to show you how to surf with your dog. Some animals are naturals and some are not, so it’s important to be patient. Remember surfing isn’t an easy sport!


 *Animals were NOT harmed or forced into filming. Macakilo and the animals love the ocean and swimming.


Be sure to share with us your pictures and videos of how you surf with your dog!

Mingo & Macakilo’s Surf Gear: