This past weekend, California’s balmy weather made for perfect conditions for surfers to catch some wave … surfing dogs that is.
For Unleashed’s seventh annual Surf City Surf Dog competition, approximately 65 dogs climbed on their surfboard at Huntington Beach, Calif. hoping to make a big enough splash for judges to award them the top-dog awards.
Pups were judged on a number of skills and prizes were awarded in the following categories: small, medium, large and x-large classes; shredder (a pro category), best wipeout, newbie, tandem dog and dog (where two dogs surf together) and tandem dog and human.
The winners of the event were: Bentley (small), Daisy Dukes (medium), Finn (large), Hanzo (x-large), Kalani and Hanzo (dog + dog tandem), Bono and Human (dog + human), Sugar (shredder) and Giselle (newbie). But seriously, everyone was a winner. (How can you not love surfing dogs!?)
For those that didn’t make it to the amazing event, here are 22 stunning pictures of dogs surfing.
Image Credit: Dominique Labrecque