There's a reason we call hot afternoons the "Dog Days of Summer," so what better way for pooches to cool off than some good old fashioned dog surfing? The 2014 Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition tested pup's mettle on the open waves of Imperial Beach, Cal. over the weekend and saw four trophies handed out.
Any discussion of the surf dog competition is incomplete without talking about Hanzo. He's the Boxer taking the dog surfing world by storm after nabbing two trophies in 2014, including the Large Dog and Tandem Surf event with his partner Kalani. The pair has become a formidable force in tandem dog surfing, winning for the second straight year.
Golden retriever Ricochet had a marvelous afternoon, holding off stiff competition to take victory with this thrilling run.
Don't count out the little ones either. Ziggy the Toy Eskimo took control of the small dog competition, wrestling victory away from Abbie Girl, a four-time winner and juggernaut of the dog surfing community.
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