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

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A LOT OF BULL

A LOT OF BULL
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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.

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LITTLE LEAP

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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.

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SMOOTH RIDER

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Pug Bentley, 2, makes surfing look easy – and stylish! – as he glides to shore during the Surf-A-Thon on Sunday.

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SUMMER LOVIN'

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It’s a face off! Two surf-loving dog owners let their colorful pups get acquainted before Sunday’s Surf-A-Thon.

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AND THE WINNER IS...

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Look at that focus! Pooch Buddy keeps his eye on the prize as he competes – and eventually wins – Sunday’s Dog Surfing Finals.

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HELPING HAND

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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.

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SHORE BOUND

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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!

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THINK PINK

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A tiny pooch moves like a pro and stays bone dry during Sunday’s Dog Surfing Finals.

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LAND LOVER

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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.

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ALL FOURS

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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.

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