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Dogs Surfing For Charity – VIDEO

Dogs Surfing For Charity – VIDEO

About 50 dogs decked out in surfing gear, including loud Hawaiian shirts and sunglasses, took to the waves last week for the largest canine surfing event in the US.

Animals of all shapes and sizes competed to be top dog in the 6th annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition, held at Imperial Beach in California.
Dogs were judged on their style, confidence and length of time on a wave.

Competition was split into categories for small surf dogs under 40 pounds, and their larger counterparts. A separate category was held for dogs and their owners surfing together on the same board.

Top dogs were awarded a VIP – Very Important Pet – holiday at the San Diego resort, and a feature in Modern Dog Magazine.

All proceeds from the event were donated to, which provides a space for public teachers in San Diego to get funding for school supplies from private sponsors.

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Photo Credit: Tibocut via Creative Commons

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5:33AM PDT on Jul 21, 2011

If I could really believe that the dogs enjoyed it I would think it was a good idea, but as it is I'm very uncertain about it.

6:55PM PDT on Jul 20, 2011


1:23AM PDT on Jun 16, 2011

Noted with interest:/

2:21PM PDT on Jun 15, 2011


1:55PM PDT on Jun 15, 2011

Cool, but my dog won't even go near the water, lol

6:03AM PDT on Jun 14, 2011

too cute.......see, the dogs are doing their part to raise awareness for their rights to have fun and live in peace.

11:17PM PDT on Jun 13, 2011

My Basenjis hate getting wet, so it would be torture for them to be on a surfboard. We take them boating in our canoe with their life jackets on and they like that. They don't get wet in there.

7:32PM PDT on Jun 13, 2011


4:42PM PDT on Jun 13, 2011

Some of them seem kind of scary and look for their owners!!!!!!!!!

12:09PM PDT on Jun 13, 2011

Dogs are pretty funny when it comes to gravitating toward certain human activities...I know we were all pretty shocked when my friends dog figured out how to ride by himself a skateboard on the patio while we were hanging out in the backyard...he's just a goofy mutt who started putting his front legs on the board and running along and then discovered he could get all 4 paws on deck...funny as hell and the more we cheered him on, the more he wanted to's like he knew he was entertaining us.

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