Lifestyle Pets Woofs Up! Surfing Dogs Catch Waves Let's go surfing now, everybody's learning how – even dogs! See the pups who competed in two California surfing matchups this weekend By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 14, 2009 10:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 10 A LOT OF BULL Fame Hang ten, dude! A brave bulldog keeps its balance while riding the waves during the Dog Surfing Finals in San Diego, Calif., on Sunday. Pooches of all sizes participated in the gnarly contest. 02 of 10 LITTLE LEAP Mike Blake/Reuters/Landov Wipeout! Pomeranian Bobby Gorgeous, 6, jumps from his surfboard while competing in the 20 lbs. and under heat on Sunday. The little guy was at the Fourth Annual Helen Woodward Animal Center Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon in Del Mar, Calif., an event that raised funds for orphaned pets. 03 of 10 SMOOTH RIDER Mike Blake/Reuters/Landov Pug Bentley, 2, makes surfing look easy – and stylish! – as he glides to shore during the Surf-A-Thon on Sunday. 04 of 10 SUMMER LOVIN' Mike Blake/Reuters/Landov It’s a face off! Two surf-loving dog owners let their colorful pups get acquainted before Sunday’s Surf-A-Thon. 05 of 10 AND THE WINNER IS... Fame Look at that focus! Pooch Buddy keeps his eye on the prize as he competes – and eventually wins – Sunday’s Dog Surfing Finals. 06 of 10 HELPING HAND Fame Buddy gets some extra balance thanks to his owner, who hopped in to catch some waves with his little guy. While the two surfed together for a bit, Buddy won top honors all on his own. 07 of 10 SHORE BOUND Fame Wheee! This pooch looks a little nervous – and perhaps a touch tired – during the Dog Surfing Finals on Sunday. Someone deserves a Milk Bone when they hit land! 08 of 10 THINK PINK Fame A tiny pooch moves like a pro and stays bone dry during Sunday’s Dog Surfing Finals. 09 of 10 LAND LOVER Mike Blake/Reuters/Landov Jump in? And mess up this perfect hair? No thanks! Pomeranian Bobby Gorgeous patiently (and fashionably) waits his turn before the Surf-A-Thon on Sunday. 10 of 10 ALL FOURS Fame Somebody tow this pup to shore! A soaked golden retriever looks ready for a towel and a treat after the Dog Surfing Finals on Sunday.