Imperial Beach crowns the best canine surfers

July 22, 2014 | Surfing
Surfer dog: canine style in the waves | Photo: San Diego Humane Society and SPCA

Ziggy, Ricochet, Hanzon and Kalani are the winners of the 2014 Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition, held at Imperial Beach, California.

Fifty surf dogs gathered for one of the most important canine wave riding contests in the USA. The 9th edition of the Surf Dog Competition crowned champions in four categories: small, medium, and large dogs, as well as an innovative tandem surf showdown.

Dogs are surfing better and better. It's clear that many can already carve and turn like true professionals. One day, they'll be hitting the line-up by themselves, snaking their best friends for the perfect wave.

The 2014 Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition saw Ziggy, a Toy American Eskimo from Cardiff by the Sea, taking the small dog title. Ricochet, the famous Golden Retriever, confirmed her superiority in the medium dog division.

Hanzo, also known for his impressive skateboarding skills, took out the large dog category. Finally, in the tandem surf, Ricochet teamed up with Kalani to steal the show.

2014 Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition Results

Small Dog
1. Ziggy
2. Torry
3. Mr. Tuff

Medium Dog
1. Ricochet
2. Abbie Girl
3. Kalani

1. Hanzo
2. Turbo
3. King

1. Hanzon and Ricochet
2. Unleashed MuppetCo
3. Kona Kai and Zack

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