A pit bull who was abandoned at birth has literally risen high as she was caught on film riding California’s wave.
Faith the surfer pitbull has even achieved international fame over the last few years and her slick skills have landed her on magazines and television. Just look at the moves that have earned her all these accolades:
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In her most recent outing, her sunglasses and board made her instantly recognizable.
James Wall, Faith’s owner, filmed his beloved dog as she held steady even as the waves took her towards the beach. She’s not only stylish in the water but out of it as well with her collection of medals and accessories.
Wall, from California, said: “Faith was found with her brother in a garage in November 2012 with a belt around her neck, they were both skinny and very dirty.
“I took her home to clean them up, and after no luck finding the owner I decided to keep them.
“The following summer I volunteered as a dog surfing instructor for a local animal center and I had the idea of give Faith a try on the board.
“Before we went out to the beach she was introduced to the board on dry land, and once we hit the beach she jumped right on the board.
“I pushed her into a couple of knee-high waves and she rode all the way to shore, then we tried a few more from further out and she rode it like a pro.”
With the first few traumatic weeks of her life well behind her, Faith just bloomed and eventually started participating in dog surfing competitions.
Wall said: “About three weeks later we entered the Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, I figured at least it would be a learning experience, and Faith went out against some seasoned veterans in the sport.
“She only had two other trips to the beach under her collar at this time, however, she went head to head with the top dog and ended up placing 3rd place in her division.
“A couple of months later Faith was invited to a dog surfing event in Cocoa Beach, Florida, to be part of the West coast team.
“Faith was a headliner to surf against the East coast surfing champion, another pit bull.
“She ended up beating the East Coast champ and finished second place overall in the event.
“Since then, she has been invited to compete in the Incredible Dog Challenge twice and has won her division the last four years in a row at Surf-a-Thon.
“Faith has been on TV shows and magazines around the world.
“When not surfing, she participates in local school events to teach about good dog ownership.”