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Pooches Ride the Waves at California Dog Surfing Competition

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    Pooches of all shapes and sizes will be riding the waves and hanging paws at San Francisco's Linda Mar Beach Saturday for the first-ever World Dog Surfing Championship.

    "The Dog's Guide to Surfing" author Kevin Reed organized the first dog surfing contest and has since launched a full-fledged sporting competition with annual surfing events.

    While the talented canines will compete for the title of "World Surf Dog Champion," they will also be raising money for dog-related charities.

    Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and surfing will go from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. before the winners are announced. A full schedule can be found online. 

    Bay Area locals with aspiring surfing canines and $30 to spare, can secure a last-minute spot for the competition here. However, if your dog prefers to keep all four paws on solid ground, there is also an area on the website to sponsor a surfing dog or contribute to a partner charity. 

    Until then, check out a few of the world's best canine wave riders expected to attend the inaugural event.

    Abbie the Guinness Record Holder (Instagram: @abbiesurfs)

     

    Brandy the Pug (Twitter: @Brandy_the_Pug)

     

    Homer Henard with Skyler (Facebook Post by @nrbphoto)

    Will you and your canine be surfing in one of the competitions? Send me a message at rebecca.greenway@nbcuni.com.