Surfer dog: style and technique

With summer almost here, plan on doing something different this year. Teach your dog how to surf, say TasteTV / TCB Cafe Publishing & Media, publisher of the Revised Edition of their most unique book, "The Dog's Guide to Surfing: Hanging Ten with Man's Best Friend"

To that aim, the editors have collected some of the best surfing dog videos on YouTube and posted them in a special player on the Surf Dog Community & Video website, See some of the latest moves by the hottest canine hot-doggers.

Says publisher A.K. Crump, "Who would have thought in 2006 that when I suggested we take the Dog's Guide to Surfing book and create the very first surf dog competition in San Diego that so many others would follow our lead, and an entire new sport would be launched. It's very gratifying. Trust me, when this book was first being written in 2004, everyone kept saying, ' But dogs don't surf!' "

About The Dog's Guide to Surfing:

Humans aren't the only "surf dogs" - surfers' four-legged friends love water too, and many even like catching waves. These amphibious canines are special creatures: Top surfers believe that dogs who learn to surf develop a unique attitude, knowing they have something that sets them apart from other dogs.

For anyone who loves the antics of "man's best friend," The Dog's Guide to Surfing is indispensable, collecting stories, lessons, and advice in one richly illustrated book. For surf-lovers, there's also plenty of information on surf gear and riding a wave, both with and without a pooch. From mounting a massive seven-footer to simply playing in the water, The Dog's Guide to Surfing shows how to really be a surf dog.

"The Dog's Guide to Surfing" is available now on, and now in Borders, Barnes & Noble, Books Inc., and bookstores nationwide.