Just walking the dog: Ash Bul and his kelpie-cross Tully enjoy a paddle and a play on Cairns' beaches. Picture: VERONICA SAGREDO
IF you've seen Ash Bul surfing on his paddle board along Cairns' northern beaches - no, you are not going barking mad.
That is a dog riding shotgun on the front of the board, and she's loving every minute of it.
Mr Bul said Tully, a kelpie-cross, jumped on his 2.7m board one day and has been addicted to catching waves ever since.
Since Mr Bul bought a more canine-friendly stand-up paddle board, Tully goes along for a 4km ride from Yorkeys Knob to Kewarra Beach three days a week.
"Some people walk the dog, I just paddle mine," Mr Bul said.
"She just wanted to be part of the show.
"She's got a lot of character … she draws a lot of attention"
Mr Bul, an Earlville resident, said the Hawaiian-style paddle board was perfect for gliding along Far Northern beaches and was a perfect alternative to surfing.