SETTING THE SCENE
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.
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.
This serious pup in the purple surf tee owns that board like a blue demon.
What’s better than one dog on a surfboard? Two dogs, obviously!
Bow-wow! This pup has a perfect surf stance.
SUN'S OUT, TONGUES OUT
Take a moment to ogle this cool dog’s goggles.
PRETTY IN PINK
What’s pink and red and white and brown and furry and wet all over? This pup!
AND THE WINNERS ARE ...
From the left: Teddy took 3rd place, Sugar took 1st and Faith was 2nd overall. Congrats to these skilled canines!
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.
Forget the Bachelor: Pickles the Therapy pig was on hoof to win hearts and heal any sore surf losers.
Surfing wasn’t the only spectacle on the beach that day; there were lots of fun and silly activities to sniff out.
Did we mention there was also a dog costume contest?
SURF & TURF
Note to self: this is a great Halloween couples’ costume.
If history has taught us anything, it’s not to mess with Dozer the bulldog.
PARTY PUP, OVER & OUT
At the end of the day, a wild time was had by all.