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11 months ago

Surfing goats release new video in time for Halloween

When the weeds in your neighborhood are overgrown, who you gonna call?

Goatbusters, of course!

Dana McGregor and his family of surfing goats have released a new video that spoofs the theme song from the movie classic, "Ghostbusters".

Click here to watch.

McGregor and the goats have received national attention for the animals' surfing skills perfected at Central Coast beaches.

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1 year ago

Goatee the surfing goat freed

There aren't many goats that get news coverage for the kind of things Goatee does. First surfing, then being taken into custody for wandering where she shouldn't. Now for making bail.

Goatee and her kids, Shell, Grover and Pismo are free today. We'll fill you in on how the release went down, and have more on this crazy story tonight on our news at 5 and 6.

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1 year ago

Surfing goat and kids taken to animal shelter

The same Central Coast goats that surfed their way to fame strayed a little too far from their Pismo Beach home yesterday.

Owner Dana McGregor was visiting friends in Orcutt on Tuesday and took his four goats with him. But the goats got out.

Goatee, Pismo, Shell and Grover spent the night in a Santa Barbara County animal shelter after someone called to report the animals grazing in a lot near their home.

McGregor tried to pick up the goats from the shelter in the late afternoon but found out there's a price tag to their freedom.

"There are fees for the impoundment of any animal. Those fees are set by the Board of Supervisors and the owners of these goats need to pay those fees, which we're trying to work with them on, in order to get these guys back home"

McGregor taught his first goat Goatee to surf two years ago and has been riding the wave of publicity surrounding his goats ever since.

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1 year ago

Next generation of surfing goats arrives

"Goatee," a Central Coast goat known around the world for riding the waves, has given birth to two more kids.

"Shell" and "Grover" were born on Saturday, May 11th.

Goatee's owner, Dana McGregor, says it was a water birth and that both newborns weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces each.

Goatee has been surfing with McGregor since 2011. Her first kid, "Pismo", has also learned how to surf. The two have appeared in numerous photo shoots and videos.

2 years ago

Pismo surfing goats wow SoCal

SAN ONOFRE STATE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Two goats named Goatee and Pismo are wowing California beachgoers with their surfing skills.

The goats' owner, Dana McGregor, says he taught his goats to surf because he loves to ride the waves and thought they would like it, too.

The goats stood on surfboards and cruised along the water Wednesday at San Onofre State Beach, as bystanders watched in amazement.

Goatee, a nanny goat, and her billy goat, Pismo, even rode waves together. But after a few rides, Goatee swam to shore.

McGregor says he got Goatee originally to eat unwanted plants on his property.

He began taking the goat to the beach with him, eventually putting her on a surfboard.

McGregor says he started putting Pismo on a board shortly after he was born in March.

2 years ago

Local surfing goat takes "kid" for surf lesson in Pismo Beach

Move over Goatee, "Pismo," the kid is making waves.

KSBY News first introduced viewers to Goatee last winter when she was spotted surfing waves in Pismo Beach with her owner, Dana McGregor. Flash forward a few months, and Goatee is now a mother with a one month old kid named "Pismo," who took to the waves herself Friday. McGregor is finding ways to use Goatee and Pismo's popularity for a good cause.

"We've done a couple photo shoots, my buddy is doing a film, we're trying to raise money for a project in Haiti now. It's a goat farm for goats milk and stuff so that's our next project." said Dana McGregor, owner of Goatee and Pismo.

Pismo has already taken trips to Las Vegas and Hollywood.

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2 years ago

LINK: Goatee and new kid, Pismo visit Hollywood

While headed home to Pismo Beach after giving birth in Carlsbad, Goatee and her new son, Pismo made a pitstop in Hollywood.

Owner Dana McGregor made sure the moment was captured on video, and posted a link to the video here.

McGregor and Goatee made national headlines last Novemeber when KSBY News showed Goatee catching a wave on a surfboard in Pismo Beach. In mid-March, Goatee gave birth to a new kid, which McGregor named Pismo.

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2 years ago

Goatee the surfing goat welcomes new kid

It's a boy! Goatee, our local surfing goat from Pismo Beach is now a new mom.

Goatee captured the hearts of people on the Central Coast, and then the nation, when she took to the waves in November. Her owner Dana McGregor, or dad as he likes to call himself, went on to start a charity using Goatee to help raise money.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:24p.m., Goatee welcomed a son into the world. 'Pismo' stood up for the first time within five minutes of being born, and took his first steps down a flight of stairs on Friday.

Pismo wasn't born in Pismo Beach like planned. McGregor, his mother and Goatee took a trip down to Carlsbad to visit McGregor's brother this week, and they weren't planning on coming home with a new kid. But McGregor tells us mom and kid are doing well, and little Pismo looks just like Goatee. The family will make the trip back home to Pismo Beach this weekend.

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2 years ago

Local goat has become an international celebrity

On Thursday KSBY News showed video of Goatee the surfing goat catching some waves with her owner Dana McGregor on Grover Beach. Our footage was picked up and shown by the Today Show, Huffington Post and multiple other media outlets around the world. The surfing goat has gotten more than 35,000 hits on YouTube and so I went to McGregor's house in Pismo Beach to see if Goatee has changed since becoming famous.

Goatee lives in McGregors back yard and is full of personality. McGregor bought the goat five months ago to help with yard work.
"The main reason I got Goatee was to clean up the property with the weeds and the poison oak" says McGregor.

Goatee pulled her weight with the landscaping job, helping McGregor clear the weeds and that was going to be it for Goatee.
"I used to live in Africa, and we ate goats in Africa and there pretty good and tasty. So my friends from Africa were coming in that we all met in Africa and we were just going to eat Goattee" says McGregor.

But McGregor had a change of heart.
"I got super close, I fell in love with Goatee."

Last Thursday on McGregor's 33rd birthday, when the ocean was calm, he placed Goatee on a surfboard and after about 30-minutes of trying, Goatee was able to stay up on the board and ride a wave to shore. After the footage aired on KSBY, McGregor says Goatee started getting recognized locally and now with so many other sites showing the video, Goatee has gone international.
"I just think it's all hilarious. It's just funny. Going with her everywhere and friends calling me up everywhere and just going, your goats famous" says McGregor who also points out the fame hasn't changed his goat.
"You know it hasn't gotten to her head yet. She doesn't even know it and that's probably a good thing."

McGregor says a national magazine has contacted him about doing a feature story and photo shoot with Goatee. He's thinking about starting a weekly online segment involving Goatee to raise money that could be used to buy goats for families in third world countries that really need them for more than just clearing poison oak. McGregor says he also plans to have Goatee serve as the mascot for the youth soccer camps he runs.

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2 years ago

Goat surfs in Grover Beach

Surfers in Grover Beach on Thursday got to see a rather unexpected surfer on the waves. Dayna McGregor brought his goat, Goatee, to the beach to ride a few waves into shore.

He says they were out celebrating his birthday, but the real celebration was over Goatee's first water adventure. McGregor told KSBY News, "She did pretty well. She got up on a couple waves..got up? We put her on a couple waves, and she was pretty succesful."

McGregor originally bought Goatee to eat weeds in his backyard, but she soon became a pet. Now, McGregor says Goatee goes everywhere with him and is even going to be the mascot for his soccer camp.

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