In Southern California, these "Moondoggies" catch waves for a worthy cause.
Many breeds take to surfing, but terriers especially love the sport. Here, Eddie braves the waves with owner Scott Overland.
Del Mar Beach’s annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon raises money and awareness for abandoned pets. During the costume contest, dogs in bikinis, Hawaiian shirts, and grass skirts mug for the “pawparazzi.”
Scott Chandler, daughter Tyler, and pet Zoey perform tricks that amaze the crowd gathered on Del Mar Beach.
Torri, an 18-month-old duck tolling retriever in a floral one-piece, won third place in only her second surfing contest.
Veteran surfer Buddy, a Jack Russell terrier, approaches the sport with gusto. He wears a brightly colored personal flotation vest, which has a handle on the back for easy pup pickup.
Wet suit-wearing bassett hounds Elvis and Dude took top honors in the costume contest.
This beach babe donned a brightly colored beach hat, sunglasses, and accessories to match her suit.
Dogs aren’t the only ones who have fun surfing. Their humans often hang onto the back of the board to stabilize the ride.
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