Chris de Aboitiz, Australian dog whisperer and former world champion tandem surfer, was born in Sydney, Australia and raised in Kailua on the windward side of Oahu, Hawaii.
At 15 Chris was working at the famous Waikiki beach teaching tourists how to surf, sail, and windsurf. Back in Australia Chris opened Noosa Longboard shop in 1994. Chris has always enjoyed sharing his skills, teaching others how to tackle demanding water sports. Chris dominated surf events and rekindled tandem surfing in Australia, winning the World Tandem Surfing title in 1999.
Chris is an innovator, credited with bringing Kitesurfing and Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) to Australia. He opened the first kite surfing shop in Australia, providing kite surfing lessons and also teaching his son, four times Kitesurfing World Champion Keahi de Aboitiz, while also starting a career in dog training more than a decade ago.
In 2016 Chris de Aboitiz founded SupDogOz, a holistic lifestyle brand, combining his passions for the ocean, dogs and teaching. Today, Chris continues to share his knowledge, engage a local and global audience with his aspirational and adventurous dog surfing entertainment. Chris de Aboitiz promotes the choice of dog adoption and makes his dog training educational seminars, workshops and online programs for healthy and happy dog bonding, available worldwide.