A dog in Brazil reportedly upstaged competitors at a surfing contest. The dog became the main attraction at the event at Praia da Tiririca, part of the 2006 Surf World Championship /Freelance

The dog became the main attraction at the event at Praia da Tiririca, part of the 2006 Surf World Championship.

The dog and his owner surfed together on the same surfboard during the intervals of the competitions, reports Terra Noticias Populares.

A police spokesperson said: "We were called to remove the pair because they were drawing more attraction than the actual competition."

The dog´s owner, Caruso Mozart Volff said he has been surfing with his dog for years.

He said: "He is great. Sometimes I think he is a better surfer than I am."