Dogs Catch Waves in California Surfing Competition

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More than fifty talented dogs of all shapes and sizes went head to head in yesterday’s exciting sixth annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition. Held in Imperial Beach, CA, the contest drew participants from across the nation.

Competitors were classified by size, and judged for surfing style, length of wave rides, and confidence.

For the second time in four years, Michael Uy and his Australian Kelpie, Abbie Girl, took first place in the small dog standings. They also managed to pull off a third place finish in the tandem competition, which sees dogs and owners paired against one another in ten minute heats.

Top finishers in each category took home a free pet holiday stay at the San Diego resort, and an upcoming feature in Modern Dog Magazine.

13 thoughts on “Dogs Catch Waves in California Surfing Competition”

  1. I thought that dog looked a lot like an Australian Cattle Dog (less the blue/gray color). Kelpies are awesome too.

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