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Watch: Dejected BBC Anchor Forced to Report on World Dog Surfing Championships

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | August 9, 2017 | 4:42 PM EDT

Gnarly: Surfer-Dog hits the waves.

A dejected BBC newsreader struggled to get through his segment showing video of the Second Annual World Dog Surfing Championships.

BBC’s Simon McCoy was forced to read labored canine puns while reporting on last Saturday’s World Dog Surfing Championships held in Pacifica, California.

McCoy can even be heard uttering a heavy “Sigh” of weary exasperation as the video of surfing dogs played in the foreground.

At the dog surfing contest, canines compete in various size categories (small, medium, and large) – both surfing solo and surfing in tandem with humans. Dogs also compete in “Ball-Fetch-In-Water” and Beach Frisbee Catching events.

A “Yappy Hour” closes the day’s activities.

Watch more BBC coverage of this year’s World Dog Surfing Championships here.