Jules Megill
  • Surfing Dogs

    Dogs and their owners gathered in Huntington Beach, Calif. for the second annual Surf City Surf Dog competition. Yes, you read that right, surfing dogs.
    Jules Megill
  • Surfing Dogs

    Dogs are taught how to surf much like the way humans are taught, said Lisa Scolman of <a href="http://www.bookthatevent.com/Book_That_Event/Book_That_Event.html" target="external">Book That Event</a>, the surf competition's organizer.
    Surf City Dog
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    "We first teach the dogs to be comfortable on the surfboard while they are still on dry land; then they gradually learn to be stable on a moving board," Scolman said.
    Jules Megill
  • Surfing Dogs

    "Once the dog is comfortable on a surfboard, volunteer instructors bring both the dog and board into the ocean to fetch a wave," Scolman said. "As soon as the dogs get the hang of 'hanging 20,' they love it."
    Jules Megill
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    Dog owner participation during the training session is required. That doesn't seem to be a problem with this group.
    Diane Edmonds
  • Surfing Dogs

    Dogs are judged on a variety of skills, including the length of their ride, the size of the wave and their confidence on the board.
    Diane Edmonds
  • Surfing Dogs

    Prizes are awarded for the top dogs but all pooches are winners and receive a participation award.
    Jules Megill
  • Surfing Dogs

    Event activities including the Cowabunga Costume Contest, a one---mile Woofin' Walk and the Hot Diggity Dog Expo.
    Jules Megill
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    A portion of the entry cost goes to local charities including the Coastal German Shepherd Rescue, Huntington Dog Beach, Orange County Humane Society, and the Pet Rescue Center.
    Surf City Dog
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    Life jackets are key for this event.
    Diane Edmonds
  • Surfing Dogs

    And you thought getting your dog up for an early-morning walk was tough.
    Diane Edmonds
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    Rubber ducky you're the one... you make surfing so much fun.
    Diane Edmonds
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    Nobody said the dogs stay dry.
    Diane Edmonds
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    Now that's teamwork!
    Diane Edmonds
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    I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.
    Diane Edmonds
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    Plenty of doggie prizes here.
    Surf City Dog
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