The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS - JEREMY PIERCE

IT MIGHT be good weather for ducks this week­end, but Gold Coast dog­gos are ea­gerly await­ing their time to shine.

Pups on SUPs will see dozens of dogs take to the Gold Coast Broad­wa­ter for a stand-up pad­dle­board­ing con­test on Oc­to­ber 28.

Last year’s in­au­gu­ral event was a smash for Surfing Queens­land, with even big­ger num­bers ex­pected this year.

Aus­tralia’s “Dog Whis­perer” and for­mer world cham­pion tan­dem surfer Chris De Aboitiz will be at the event, of­fer­ing a three­minute train­ing ses­sion for ev­ery ca­nine com­peti­tor as well as at­tempt­ing to break a world record, to see how many dogs he can carry on his 5.1m board.

Gold Coast life­guard Liv Hall will en­ter along with her French bull­dog Pene­lope.

“She loves it,” she said. “Our fam­ily is al­ways in and around the wa­ter.” LIE DOWN: Tu­gun life­guard Liv Hall and her French bull­dog Pene­lope are ready for this year’s Pups on SUPs event. Pic­ture: Adam Head

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