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Cowabunga: Dogs Take to the Waves for the World Dog Surfing Championships

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Image Credit: @skylerthesurfingdog on Instagram // @photosbydavebrown

Hang ten, wipe out and gnarly weren’t just surf words used for humans this past weekend. At San Francisco’s Linda Mar Beach dogs took to the waves to show everyone what they got during the World Dog Surfing Championships. The event, in its third year at the Northern California location, brought together more than 30 pups to compete for prizes in various categories, including size categories (small, medium and large), along with tandem surfers (two dogs and a dog with a human) and the top-dog award, which went to Gidget, a pug.

 

Gidget. Image Credit: surf_gidget_the_pug on Instagram

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Check out amazing shots of dogs at the surfing event:

Preparing to Hit the Waves

Ready for the big competition: Image Credit: Jack Owicki

Checking out the waves. Image Credit: Jack Owicki

Taking no prisoners. Image Credit: Jack Owicki

Getting ready to role: Image Credit: Jack Owicki

Let the competition begin. Image Credit: Jack Owicki

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Hitting the Waves

Image Credit: Jack Owicki

Image Credit: Jack Owicki

Image Credit: Jack Owicki

Image Credit: Jack Owicki

Image Credit: Jack Owicki

Image Credit: Jack Owicki

Image Credit: Jack Owicki

Image Credit: Jack Owicki

Image Credit: Jack Owicki

Image Credit: Jack Owicki

Image Credit: Jack Owicki

Image Credit: Jack Owicki

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After the Competition

Image Credit: Jack Owicki

Image Credit: Jack Owicki

Image Credit: Jack Owicki

The winner! Image Credit: Jack Owicki

Related: Dogs, a Pig and Whales All Showed Up for the World Dog Surfing Championships

 

Andrea Huspeni

By Andrea Huspeni

Andrea Huspeni is the founder and CEO of This Dog's Life. Her mission it to help dogs live a happier, healthier and longer life. When she isn't working, she spends time with her two dogs, Lola and Milo. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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