Louie is one dog who loves the water so much he would risk his own life to go surfing with his human mates.
“He used to get caught in rips and had to be rescued and brought to shore by one of the surfers on their boards,” his owner Elkie Wilson said.
“He also used to get dumped by the waves a lot.
“But that never stop him.”
Elkie said while Louie literally risked life and limb to go surfing, she saw how much he loved it.
“Being a golden retriever, he has always had an obsession with the water,” she said.
The photo was taken five years ago and captures Louie riding one of the waves at Lake Cathie. It was taken by Andrew Wilson from Middle Rock Beach Crew.
While Louie is now 10 years old, Elkie said he still loves swimming in the water whenever her and her husband Mike take him to the beach.
Louie lives in Boomerang Beach but loved visiting his surfing friends whenever his owners took him to Lake Cathie for a holiday.