Surf dogs: they hang twenty

Eighty surf dogs will hang 20 in the 9th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon. The canine surfing event will take place at Dog Beach, in Del Mar, on the 7th September, 2014.

The surf dog competition will feature for the first time the Paddle Paws Parade, a stand up paddleboarding show for puppies mastered by the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

All 80 dogs will compete in four different weight class divisions. Winners are selected based upon their ability to ride the waves, have fun and stay on their boards.

The "Top Surf Dog 2014" award is the most coveted title of the event. Judges include celebrities, pro surfers and surf dog enthusiasts.

The 9th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon will be broadcasted online.