A one-eyed surfing cat

Let’s end the week with Kuli, the Surfing Cat. Apparently, as you can see from the second video, Kuli went into the ocean of his own accord. And why not? As second video notes, Kuli was brought up in constant contact with water because of his messy eating habits, and from there, the sky—or rather, the sea—is the limit!

Here’s the YouTube description:

Surf’s up for this floating feline! A cat has been seen out in the surf, riding on the backs of its owners.

Nankuli, known as Kuli, the cat, from Honolulu, Hawaii, has been surfing with owners Alexandra Gomez and Krista Littleton for over a year after they rescued the on-eyed moggy.

Kuli, whose name means to look blind, was adopted weighing only one pound, but has gone on to become an expert in riding the waves.

Note that Kuli has a safe space! He’s a snowflake!

Finally, some full surfing footage from National Geographic. He looks a little scared at first.

h/t: Michael


  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted September 2, 2016 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    Looks like Kuli is ready for North Shore.

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted September 3, 2016 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

      Ha ha! I thought that right away – why Waikiki? Go to North Shore! Way nicer. Both times I’ve been there, there have been warnings though and people were not allowed in the water. But, it was around December when the high waves occur.

      Ahhhhh I miss Hawaii. It’s one of my favourite places to go.

  2. Kevin
    Posted September 2, 2016 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Wow. Must get back to my favorite place on earth. Kali is living the life.

  3. darrelle
    Posted September 2, 2016 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    I’m not sure Kuli really enjoys surfing or whether “tolerates” might be a more accurate descriptor. It does look like fun!

  4. Merilee
    Posted September 2, 2016 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Hang 10 (8?)

  5. alexandra moffat
    Posted September 2, 2016 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    he dosnt look all that happy to me – I see him meow maybe a complaint?? – possibly it’s ecstasy but I am doubtful. At least he has a life!

  6. Leslie
    Posted September 2, 2016 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    Add me to the doubtful list. I think Kuli has resigned himself to his fate. The ears pinned back & close to the ground gait are not signs of enjoyment.

    • mudskipper
      Posted September 3, 2016 at 11:01 am | Permalink

      Second that. This kitty is not enjoying his ride.

    Posted September 2, 2016 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Kuli’s coloration suggests that she might be of Turkish Van origin, a breed that seems to enjoy swimming as opposed to other cats

  8. somer
    Posted September 2, 2016 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Stay safe, catty

  9. merilee
    Posted September 2, 2016 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    No claws on the girl’s shoulders??

  10. Posted September 3, 2016 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    Go! Go! Kitten Impossible!

    Carl Kruse

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