Alpacas Go Surfing In Peru

Mack DreyfussContributor IMarch 16, 2010

A domesticated Andean alpaca named Pisco caught three waves on a ten foot surfboard March 16. The event occurred just outside of Peru’s capital in a beach town called San Bartolo.

Pisco wore a flotation device and appeared frightened before jumping off the board, but he did “cruise for a few seconds.”

Domingo Pianezzi rode with Pisco. He is a surfer who has ridden surf boards with “a dog, a parrot, a hamster, and a cat.” He became inspired when he saw Australian surfers riding waves with kangaroos and koalas. Pianezzi is quoted as saying, “"So I thought that, as a Peruvian, it would be interesting to surf with a unique animal that represents Peru."

Pianezzi teaches kids how to surf and has competed at international contests “for people and their surfing dogs.”

Pisco is named after a Peruvian liquor distilled from grapes.

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