Dog's are known as man's best friend. And 2 local surfers are lucky enough to have them as dedicated surf buddies too. If you've surfed Millers at all both Shabu and Shaggy will be familiar sights to you. Shaggy, the cocker spaniel, comes to the beach most days with dad Ken - the resident paddle-skier at Millers. He tends to be a dog on a mission, so Ken has to plonk his special Shaggy Stick in the ground near the pipe, and loop his leash over it to make sure he doesn't head off to Pipe to pick up chicks. Shaggy then chills in the sun with his water bowl and bottle.
Ou's used to get really confused to find Shaggy just sitting there attached to his stick - and would be looking up and down the beach wondering who'd left him there - so Ken realised it was best to leave a message on his stick.
"Hi, I'm Shaggy, I'm happy to sit here while Kenny is stuffing around in the sea. "Trying" to surf or dive. There is more water in a bottle in my bag if my bowl is empty"
Shabu is another Millers Local. He comes with dad Mark Gerharty, the classic old school longboarder. Shabu, a massive ridgeback, is a pretty scary looking beast when he first gallops up to you. Ou's walkinBut thankfully he is a super mellow surf dawg. He just waits patiently in the shallows until Mark catches a wave, then sprints down the reef after him! Mark always straightens out and comes in after each wave, and Shabu gleefully joins him in knee deep water for a bit of a head rub and pat. Stoked out mutt.