The World Dog Surfing Championship in NorCal was the Cutest Thing You’ve Ever Seen

Sitting just south of San Francisco at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, California there are some mellow waves that any hardcore surfer would scoff at. But for the best dog surfers around the world, it’s the perfect place to hang ten!



Forty-five dogs took to the beach on August 4th to compete in the third annual World Dog Surfing Championships, where six dogs were crowned the best in their category. The waves were fierce, the competition was high and the barks were bountiful.

Photo by ‎Ruben Paredes Jr‎

There are plenty of popular dogs that attend the event:

Abbie Girl, an Australian Kelpie rescue, won a special Spirit of Surfing Award for her performance and her dedication to the sport — and third place honors in the medium-sized dogs category.

Gidget, a pug who does turns on her board and has 70,000 Instagram fans, grabbed top honors as best little dog surfer, second place for partnering with Prince Dudeman and the Goughnuts Top Dog award.

Winner 2 Weeks In A Row Top Dog! 💪 We Will Strive To Get The Right Media Coverage. Fair, Balanced & Not FAKE. We Are On A Mission, We Respect Our Fellow Competitors, Gidget Does Not Get The Respect With The Exception Of A Few That We Can Name In the Surf Community. We’ve Had To Step It Back From Fellow Surfers Due To This Reason. With Hard Work, Money Spent, Sponsors We Have To Do What’s Right For Future Surf Dogs Being Treated Fairly On Their Achievements. 🏅🏅🏅🙏 #grateful 💦💦💦💦💦💦💦🏄‍♀️ @gopro @soloshotupdates @ezydogusa @circus_pugs @dogbeachstyle @worlddogsurfing @tmz @nbcsports @abcnews @foxnews @foxsports @people @@ktlagayle @speakpug @huffington_postdc @oakleysurfing @trixiethepug

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The competitors stole the hearts of the spectators and raised money for two animal charities. Here are some of the best photos/videos of the event:

Winner 2 Weeks In A Row Top Dog! 💪 We Will Strive To Get The Right Media Coverage. Fair, Balanced & Not FAKE. We Are On A Mission, We Respect Our Fellow Competitors, Gidget Does Not Get The Respect With The Exception Of A Few That We Can Name In the Surf Community. We’ve Had To Step It Back From Fellow Surfers Due To This Reason. With Hard Work, Money Spent, Sponsors We Have To Do What’s Right For Future Surf Dogs Being Treated Fairly On Their Achievements. 🏅🏅🏅🙏 #grateful 💦💦💦💦💦💦💦🏄‍♀️ @gopro @soloshotupdates @ezydogusa @circus_pugs @dogbeachstyle @worlddogsurfing @tmz @nbcsports @abcnews @foxnews @foxsports @people @@ktlagayle @speakpug @huffington_postdc @oakleysurfing @trixiethepug

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Here are the full results of the competition:

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:

  • WDSC Spirit of Surfing Award: Abbie Girl
  • WDSC Shredder of the Year Award: Skyler the Surfdog
  • WDSC All Heart Award (tie): Beans the Whippet / Rusty the Surfing Min Pin

FINAL COMPETITION RESULTS:

Small Surf Dogs Award

  1. Gidget
  2. Prince Dudeman
  3. Samson

Pet Renu Medium Surf Dogs Award

  1. Giselle
  2. Tristan
  3. Abbie Girl

Stunt Puppy Large Dogs Award

  1. Derby
  2. Teddy
  3. Kalani

DOOG Tandem Dogs Award (Dog/Dog/)

  1. Teddy and Derby
  2. Gidget the Pug & Prince Dudeman
  3. Samson and Delilah

Pedro Point Brewing Tandem Human/Dog Award

  1. Skyler/Homer Henard
  2. Giselle/partner
  3. Derby & Kentucky

Goughnuts Top Dogs Award

  1. Gidget
  2. Derby
  3. Teddy

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