Abbie Surfs


World Record Surfing Dog



A short movie about how a dog discovered the joy of surfing.




to Surf

Abbie, an Australian Kelpie, is a rescue dog with a Cinderella story. Rescued at six months by Humane Society Silicon Valley, she was adopted by owner Michael Uy and started rehabilitation for trauma. Uy used sports to build the dog’s self-confidence. She survived and developed a love of sports that led her to become the top surfing dog in the world, and a celebrity animal athlete featured in TV, film and print in countries including Norway, China, Australia, and England.

Abbie and Uy started dog surfing in 2008 and has medaled in every competition since. She is the longest competing and most awarded surfing dog. Abbie earned two Guinness World Records, and in 2014 because the first dog inducted in the International Surfing Hall of Fame. Abbie is the original surfing dog that helped make dog surfing a real, competitive sport. She rides a custom surfboard by INT Softboards and has a special Matuse wetsuit made from material used for US Navy SEALs. Abbie is an international and local icon in San Diego. When not touring on the dog-eat-dog, ultra competitive pro-am K9 surfing circuit, She and Uy can be found surfing year-round at their home break at 15th street in Del Mar, California.


Thank You






Contact us for interviews about dog training and sports, or if you’re interested in having Abbie (and Dad) surf at your next event or commercial film project. Send us a wave!