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Meet the labrador who's become a surfing superstar

Mango shot to internet fame after videos of her catching the waves were watched around the world. Photo: mangothesurfingdog.blogspot.co.uk
  • Watch Mango surf the waves thanks to an onboard camera

Courtesy: mangothesurfingdog.blogspot.co.uk

A man from Cornwall who surfs with his pet dog says it's only possible because of their strong relationship.

Seven year-old labrador Mango shot to internet fame after videos of her catching the waves were watched around the world.

Owner Matt Slater says she's always been a natural.

It first started when we were our surfing one day, we left the dog on the beach and she just decided she wanted to join in.

She swam right out through the waves, and I soon realised I was going to need to get a board big enough for the two of us!

– Matt Slater, owner

The yellow working Labrador Retriever lives in St Newlyn East - so has easy access to the coast.

Mango as a puppy Credit: mangothesurfingdog.blogspot.co.uk

She's been "blogging" about her experiences with her family.

Mango still surfs regularly on beaches all around Cornwall but only on small clean days!

We only surf together for a maximum of half an hour and if she is not enjoying it we go back in.

– Matt Slater, owner
All grown up! Mango rides the waves Credit: mangothesurfingdog.blogspot.co.uk