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Gnarly Man!I live in a land locked area so when I see news like this it makes me jealous. While I get to trek up mountains, carrying my owners lunch and drink on my back, these dogs get to go out and surf. Yeah, that’s right, surf.

This year was the 3rd Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition at Imperial Beach in California.

These canines bring a whole new meaning to the term sea dog.

In cool shades, t-shirts and Hawaiian shirts these mutts know how to ride on the crest of a wave.

Despite some ruff conditions about 60 brave four-legged competitors took part in America’s largest surfing competition for dogs.

If you consider standing still on a board, getting wild applause for doing it and receiving treats in the end ruff conditions, then yeah, I guess the conditions were kind of tough out there.

And with a chance of wining a holiday on the San Diego resort all the creatures great and small took part with dogged determination.

The first place winner of each heat receives a slew of prizes, including a getaway at Loews Coronado Bay Resort and a feature in Modern Dog Magazine. Most importantly however, surf dog champions will enjoy a year of bragging rights that comes with being a champion.

Vegas odds had Mutthew McConaghey, the shirtless, six pack wearing defending champion as a two to one favorite.

Here’s the video from last year’s competition:

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