Surf's pup dude! The amazing dogs who take to the waves like ducks to water


Bedraggled: Dogs from across the US flock to the beach to take part in the event

Hundreds of people took to a beach in the US over the weekend to cheer on a dog race of a different kind.

Rather than going for 'walkies' these incredible canines enjoy going for 'surfies' as they take part in the sixth annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog competition.

More than 60 dogs from across the country took part in the competition where they had 10 minutes to catch two decent waves.

The competition is in its sixth year at the Loews Coronado Bay resort

Taking a tumble: One unfortunate pooch goes for an early bath after falling off his board

They were then judged on their confidence level, length of ride and overall ability to 'grip it and rip it'. The winners then get the ultimate holiday at the resort along with exclusive bragging rights to being the best dog surfer.

There are three categories for small dogs, large dogs and tandem dogs. The most decorated dog was Abbie Girl, an Australian Kelpie, which won the small dog category and came third in the tandems section.

Money from the event goest to where school teachers in San Diego can post classroom needs and request and receive funding for school supplies from private sponsors.

Despite its size, this young dog manages to keep control of its oversized surfboard

Champion: Happy with his days work, this dog sits on the beach enjoying the sun and all the attention

Three's not a crowd on this surfboard while another dog rests on its owners shoulders before heading into the water to catch more waves

Dogs and their owners competed in the annual Surf Dog Competition at the weekend

Surf dog Ricochet - Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf competition

Dogs take to the waves for Californian surfing competition

source: dailymail