Dog surfing world record broken on Queensland's Discovery Coast

Dog surfing world record broken on Queensland's Discovery Coast

Dog surfing world record broken on Queensland's Discovery Coast

Updated 20 May 2017, 9:05 AEST

It took 25 dogs, a former world champion tandem surfer and an oversize stand up paddle board to break a rather peculiar world record.

Chris de Aboitiz, known by many as "the dog whisperer", can now boast the world record title of having surfed the most dogs on one board, ever.

Mr de Aboitiz rode a 17-foot-long, five-feet-wide stand up paddle board, with dogs of all ages, sizes and temperaments, including kelpies, maltese, golden retrievers and red and blue heelers.

The motely crew included Mr de Aboitiz's own dogs, as well as pets who take part in his training workshops, and some who just wanted to be a part of the fun.

More than 100 people watched on from the beach at Seventeen Seventy, on Queensland's Discovery Coast, as he put the dogs one by one onto the giant inflatable board.

"I think we ended up with 26 dogs but one abandoned ship pretty quickly," he laughed.

"They all had fun, nobody drowned … it went great."

The official record to break was 17 dogs on one board, and was set in the United States.

Mr de Aboitiz said he was already looking forward to the next challenge.

"Maybe we'll start to catch some waves," he said.

"Or hopefully next time we'll have a bit lower tide so we can run them on the sand bar and really let them party."

Mr de Aboitiz said it was as much about educating people as it was entertaining them.

"It's good to bring awareness to how to better understand your best mate," he said.

"Why are we doing this? Why do they climb Mount Everest? Because it's there!"

Mr de Aboitiz has been using his skills on the water to train dogs and their owners for more than a decade.

He has trained thousands of dogs over the years and said he takes pride in bringing out the best of the relationship between the owner and their dog.