Nobody’s 2017 is off to a better start than Al Roker’s, who just couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the surfing dogs in this year’s Rose Parade.

“Oh that’s fantastic!” cried out Roker as his voice went to a higher register, watching a bulldog and a dachshund ride a surfboard on the Lucy Pet’s Gnarly Crankin’ K-9 Wavemaker Float. “Yes! Yes! YES!” Oh dear.

The 125-foot long mobile wave machine was not just a prizewinner at this year’s parade—winning the Extraordinaire Trophy for the most spectacular float—but also a world record-breaker. On Friday, it was certified by Guinness as the heaviest float in Rose Parade history.

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