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150+ Surfer Names for Dogs That Ride the Waves

Jessica Kim

By Jessica Kim

Dog surfing beach owner

Many dogs love to swim, and some can even learn to ride a surfboard. If you plan on bringing home a water-loving dog breed, or if you’re a surfing aficionado, a surfer name for your next dog may be the perfect choice. There are many fun and cool names that are related to or inspired by surfing. To make the search for dog names a simpler process for you, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best names for surfer dogs.

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How to Name Your Dog

Making preparations to bring a new dog home can be overwhelming because there are many factors to consider. Fortunately, when it comes to naming your dog, you can take your time. There’s no pressure to come up with a name before your dog gets home. In fact, it’s often better to give your dog some time to get comfortable in their new home and let their true personality shine.

So, take some time to get to know your dog by observing their behavior and personality. Once they’ve settled into your home, you can try taking them to a dog beach to see if they enjoy swimming.

As you get to know your dog, you can view our list of surfer names for dogs and start picking out names that stick out to you. You can do more thorough research on the names and whittle down your list to names with meanings or backstories that you like. Once you’ve narrowed down your list to just a few names, you can choose the name that best suits your dog.

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Names of Famous Surfers

Why not name your dog after a famous surfer? There are quite a few names out there that can be used for both male and female dogs! This list is not all-inclusive and is meant to be used as a starting point, as there are tons of other famous surfer names you could use.

  • Duke (Kahanamoku)
  • Gabriel (Medina)
  • John John (Florence)
  • Kelly (Slater)
  • Lynne (Boyer)
  • Michael (Ho)
  • Mick (Fanning)
  • Sharron (Weber)
  • Stephanie (Gilmore)
  • Wendy (Botha)


Names of Popular Surfing Locations

It can also be a fun idea to name your dog after your favorite surfing spot. Here are some popular surfing destinations that would also make great names for a dog.

  • Algarve
  • Arugam
  • Biarritz
  • Bukit Peninsula
  • Cloudbreak
  • Cornwall
  • Corralejo
  • Ericeira
  • Famara
  • Fuerteventura
  • Gold Coast
  • Hikkaduwa
  • Hossegor
  • Jaco
  • Jeffreys Bay
  • Lanzarote
  • Maui
  • Nazare
  • Nosara
  • Oahu
  • Peniche
  • Puerto Escondido
  • Popoyo
  • Rincon
  • San Clemente
  • San Juan del Sur
  • Santa Cruz
  • Siargao
  • Taghazout
  • Tamarindo
  • Tamraght
  • Tenerife
  • Uluwatu
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Surfing Term Names for Dogs

There are many terms and phrases used in surfing, and many of them can actually be fun names for dogs. Here are some examples of surfing terms that could also be a good name for your dog.

  • Aggro
  • Aerial
  • Akaw
  • Barrel
  • Bomb
  • Carve
  • Crest
  • Cutback
  • Dawny
  • Deck
  • Grom
  • Kickflip
  • Layback
  • Leggie
  • Lull
  • Mack
  • Malibu
  • Pintail
  • Pocket
  • Reformer
  • Ricos
  • Riptide
  • Shaka
  • Shorey
  • Twinny
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Male Dog Names With Ocean-Related Meanings

There are many male names that have connections to the ocean or the sea. Here are some of our favorite names for male dogs that have meanings associated with the ocean.

  • Arnav
  • Caspian
  • Chardon
  • Culbart
  • Delmar
  • Dour
  • Dylan
  • Edmar
  • Firth
  • Fischer
  • Havelock
  • Hilol
  • Hurly
  • Iwalani
  • Jaladhi
  • Kai
  • Kaito
  • Kei
  • Lemarr
  • Lidmann
  • Maj
  • Marino
  • Marinus
  • Merwyn
  • Misu
  • Morrissey
  • Morrow
  • Mortimer
  • Muireadhach
  • Nagisa
  • Orman
  • Rinus
  • Ronan
  • Saebeorht
  • Saeger
  • Saewald
  • Seadon
  • Seeger
  • Sewall
  • Vischer
  • Wade
  • Zulimar
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Female Dog Names With Ocean-Related Meanings

You can find many wonderful female names for dogs that also have meanings related to the ocean. All of the names below are excellent options for water-loving female dogs.

  • Aquaria
  • Ariel
  • Earwine
  • Firtha
  • Ilayda
  • Irvina
  • Isla
  • Kailani
  • Kye
  • Maria
  • Marieanne
  • Mariella
  • Marilla
  • Marina
  • Maris
  • Mariza
  • Marybell
  • Maryse
  • Masha
  • Mavra
  • Meryl
  • Moana
  • Morgan
  • Morissa
  • Muriel
  • Naia
  • Narissa
  • Nixie
  • Pelageya
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Water-Themed Names for Dogs

If your dog just loves the ocean, a nautical-themed name might be perfect for them. Consider the following names for your water-loving dog.

  • Bay
  • Buoy
  • Delta
  • Coral
  • Loch
  • Marine
  • Nautica
  • Pacific
  • Pearl
  • Sandy
  • Shelly
  • Tsunami
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Names of Oceans and Seas

The names of some oceans and seas can also be majestic names for dogs. The following list contains oceans and seas that can also work as a name for your dog.

  • Andaman
  • Arabian
  • Atlantic
  • Berents
  • Beaufort
  • Bering
  • Caribbean
  • Ionian
  • Salton
  • Sulu
  • Tasman
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As you can see, there are many name options for surfing dogs and beach enthusiasts. We hope that our list has inspired you and helped you discover unique names for your new dog. Remember, you can take your time when it comes to deciding on a name. Your dog will appreciate receiving a thoughtful name, and you’ll enjoy many happy days surfing the waves and going on all kinds of aquatic adventures together.

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