Once a small, local dog surfing competition, the Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon at Del Mar dog beach in Rancho Santa Fe, California, just completed its 12th year, making its biggest splash yet.
On Sept. 10, a slew of talented aqua-pups joined pro surfers, a therapy pig and Ben Zorn from The Bachelor in Paradise to compete for the "Best in Surf" title — with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward rescue pets at the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
Check out all the best pics from the big, wet doggie event.
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READY, SET ... FLOAT?!
The surf dogs started the event all lined up — until the horn blew, and then it was a race toward the boogie boards.
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This serious pup in the purple surf tee owns that board like a blue demon.
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What's better than one dog on a surfboard? Two dogs, obviously!
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Bow-wow! This pup has a perfect surf stance.
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SUN'S OUT, TONGUES OUT
Take a moment to ogle this cool dog's goggles.
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PRETTY IN PINK
What's pink and red and white and brown and furry and wet all over? This pup!
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AND THE WINNERS ARE ...
From the left: Teddy took 3rd place, Sugar took 1st and Faith was 2nd overall. Congrats to these skilled canines!
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ALL HAIL ZEUS
The dogs weren't the only celebrities to wash up. Bachelor in Paradise star Ben Zorn and his pup Zeus added some extra cuteness to the fun-filled day.
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Forget the Bachelor: Pickles the Therapy pig was on hoof to win hearts and heal any sore surf losers.
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Surfing wasn't the only spectacle on the beach that day; there were lots of fun and silly activities to sniff out.
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Did we mention there was also a dog costume contest?
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SURF & TURF
Note to self: this is a great Halloween couples' costume.
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If history has taught us anything, it's not to mess with Dozer the bulldog.
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PARTY PUP, OVER & OUT
At the end of the day, a wild time was had by all.