On Sunday, July 13, the 2014 Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition took place at San Diego, Calif.'s Imperial Beach. With events held for large, medium, and small dogs, as well as a tandem event, there was more than enough action for spectators and four-legged-participants alike.
In its ninth year, the event raises money for the Humane Society, and this year's competition saw 50 dogs take to the water.
Following are some of the gritty (and wet) canine surfers in search of that perfect wave. Above, three dogs find out how easy surfing is when you're not in the water.
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