Surf Pups

In Southern California, these "Moondoggies" catch waves for a worthy cause.

On the Edge

Michael Schrager

On the Edge

Many breeds take to surfing, but terriers especially love the sport. Here, Eddie braves the waves with owner Scott Overland.

Canine Cat Walk

Gayle Christopher

Canine Cat Walk

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.”

Family Affair

Michael Schrager

Family Affair

Scott Chandler, daughter Tyler, and pet Zoey perform tricks that amaze the crowd gathered on Del Mar Beach.

Surfer Girl

Gayle Christopher

Surfer Girl

Torri, an 18-month-old duck tolling retriever in a floral one-piece, won third place in only her second surfing contest.

Safety First

Gayle Christopher

Safety First

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.

And the Winners Are…

Gayle Christopher

And the Winners Are…

Wet suit-wearing bassett hounds Elvis and Dude took top honors in the costume contest.

Ready for a Close-up

Michael Schrager

Ready for a Close-up

This beach babe donned a brightly colored beach hat, sunglasses, and accessories to match her suit.

Puppy on Board

Michael Schrager

Puppy on Board

Dogs aren’t the only ones who have fun surfing. Their humans often hang onto the back of the board to stabilize the ride.

ALSO: Watch video of surfing pups.

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