Impressed your canine can play fetch? These pooches can hang 20! Pups of all sizes hit the waves in annual surfing competitions. Surf's up for these adorable (and brave) pups.
In the Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition, each dog has 10 minutes to catch his or her top two waves and is scored on confidence level, length of ride and overall ability to 'grip it and rip it.'
The Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition is an extension of Loews Hotels' award-winning Loews Loves Pets program and has become a hugely successful fundraiser for non-profit organizations.
Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition is the nation's original surfing competition for man's best friend.
Pups can compete in the small dog, large dog or tandem (dog and owner on the same surfboard) categories.
Huntington Beach, aka Surf City USA, is going to the dogs when it hosts the third annual Surf City Surf Dog, set for Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.
Located in Orange County, Huntington Beach is a beach town known for hosting elite surfing tournaments, including the US Open of Surfing, the largest surfing competition in the world, and the first of its kind, Surf City Surf Dog.
A Jack Russell Terrier rides on the nose of his surfboard during the Loews Surf Dog Competition in Imperial Beach.
Surf dog Abbie gives her owner Michael Uy a lick after catching a wave during a training session in Del Mar, California. The 'Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon,' like many of the growing number of dog surfing events being held in southern California each year, is a fundraiser for pet-related charities.
A two-year-old Pug named Bentley rides a wave at the 4th annual Helen Woodward Animal Center "Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon" at dog beach in Del Mar.
These top dogs win awards for their "best in show" surfing ability.
This English Bulldog's surfing style is quite unique: ride the surfboard laying down.
A proud owner cheers as her dog rides a wave to the beach.
Now, that's talent: two people and a dog ride a wave on one surfboard.
This pooch gets points for style in her tropics-inspired costume.
English Bulldogs Louie and Betsy ride a wave together during the Loews Surf Dog Competition in Imperial Beach.
Pups are judged for their ability to 'grip it and rip it' at the Loews Surf Dog Competition.