Video: Dog surfing competition held in California

Ruth Doherty
Video: Dog surfing competition held in California
Video: Dog surfing competition held in California


Dog lovers and surfers from around the world flocked to the 7th annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition in California this weekend to watch their pooches catch some waves.

Over 50 dogs gathered on the beach in San Diego for the competition, which saw the canines take part in 10-minute heats, being scored on the best two waves.

According to the Telegraph, the heats are divided into three categories, small dogs, large dogs, and tandem dogs, with judges looking for the best four-legged fashion, as well as the best long wave ride and confidence.

Teevan McManus, owner of Coronado Surfing Academy and a judge at the competition, explained: "So what we're looking for could be length of ride, maybe that little bit of extra flair that a dog has, from the way they're dressed up to, maybe some sunglasses, whatever it might be, and then we're always looking for something that stands out."

The small dog category was won by an Australian Kelpie called Abbie Girl and her owner Michael Uy, for the third time.

Winners receive a holiday package at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort as well as some tasty treats for the hard-working pets.

According to the Metro, the event is held as a benefit for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

See the cool canines 'hang ten' below:

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