Surf's pup: these 41 photos of dogs riding the waves in California will make your day

More than 70 dogs took part in the annual canine Surf-A-Thon in California this week

What’s better than dogs surfing? How about dogs surfing for a good cause.

The annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon took place at Del Mar Dog Beach in California on Sunday, September 8. In conjunction with the Helen Woodward Animal Centre in San Diego, the 14th iteration of the surfing event helped raise money and awareness for the animal shelter.

The event saw dogs of all sizes riding on surfboards. More than 70 dogs competed in 10-minute heats based on weight class. Each dog was judged on their ability to ride the waves, stay on the board and, of course, the fun factor.

This year's competition also featured a freestyle surf contest where points were rewarded for creativity: dogs rode by themselves, with another furry friend and even together with their owners.

Updated: September 9, 2019 05:28 PM