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Brave pooches hang eight in California surfing contest

A small dog competes in the 14th annual Helen Woodward Animal Center 'Surf-A-Thon' where more than 70 dogs competed in five different weight classes for 'Top Surf Dog 2019' in Del Mar, California, September 8, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A small dog competes in the 14th annual Helen Woodward Animal Center 'Surf-A-Thon' where more than 70 dogs competed in five different weight classes for 'Top Surf Dog 2019' in Del Mar, California, September 8, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A small dog competes in the 14th annual Helen Woodward Animal Center 'Surf-A-Thon' where more than 70 dogs competed in five different weight classes for 'Top Surf Dog 2019' in Del Mar, California, September 8, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Prince Dudeman (R) and Flofy ride a wave together. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Prince Dudeman (R) and Flofy ride a wave together. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Prince Dudeman (R) and Flofy ride a wave together. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A dog rides a wave during competition the 14th annual Helen Woodward Animal Center 'Surf-A-Thon' in Del Mar, California. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog rides a wave during competition the 14th annual Helen Woodward Animal Center 'Surf-A-Thon' in Del Mar, California. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog rides a wave during competition the 14th annual Helen Woodward Animal Center 'Surf-A-Thon' in Del Mar, California. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A dog tries to stay on his surfboard. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog tries to stay on his surfboard. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog tries to stay on his surfboard. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Three dogs try and ride a wave together. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Three dogs try and ride a wave together. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Three dogs try and ride a wave together. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Flofy rides a wave as she competes. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Flofy rides a wave as she competes. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Flofy rides a wave as she competes. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A man and his dog ride a wave together. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A man and his dog ride a wave together. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A man and his dog ride a wave together. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A dog stands backwards riding a wave. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog stands backwards riding a wave. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog stands backwards riding a wave. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Wet dogs watch from the beach after competing in the 14th annual Helen Woodward Animal Center 'Surf-A-Thon'.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

Wet dogs watch from the beach after competing in the 14th annual Helen Woodward Animal Center 'Surf-A-Thon'. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Wet dogs watch from the beach after competing in the 14th annual Helen Woodward Animal Center 'Surf-A-Thon'. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A small dog jumps off his surfboard while competing.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

A small dog jumps off his surfboard while competing. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A small dog jumps off his surfboard while competing. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A dog jumps off a surfboard while competing.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog jumps off a surfboard while competing. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog jumps off a surfboard while competing. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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People compete as they surf with their dogs.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

People compete as they surf with their dogs. REUTERS/Mike Blake

People compete as they surf with their dogs. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A dog rides a wave while competing. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog rides a wave while competing. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog rides a wave while competing. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A dog rides his board all the way to the beach. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog rides his board all the way to the beach. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog rides his board all the way to the beach. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A small dog competes. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A small dog competes. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A small dog competes. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A dog rides a wave while competing. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog rides a wave while competing. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog rides a wave while competing. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A woman surfs with her dog as she competes. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A woman surfs with her dog as she competes. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A woman surfs with her dog as she competes. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A dog pulls his surfboard to the water to begin his heat.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog pulls his surfboard to the water to begin his heat. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog pulls his surfboard to the water to begin his heat. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A boy falls while his dog keeps riding.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

A boy falls while his dog keeps riding. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A boy falls while his dog keeps riding. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A dog jumps off a surfboard while competing. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog jumps off a surfboard while competing. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog jumps off a surfboard while competing. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A small dog jumps off his surfboard while competing. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A small dog jumps off his surfboard while competing. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A small dog jumps off his surfboard while competing. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A dog jumps off a surfboard during the competition. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog jumps off a surfboard during the competition. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A dog jumps off a surfboard during the competition. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Prince Dudeman (R) and Flofy ride a wave together. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Prince Dudeman (R) and Flofy ride a wave together. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Prince Dudeman (R) and Flofy ride a wave together. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Dogs and owners race to the beach to begin their timed heat. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Dogs and owners race to the beach to begin their timed heat. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Dogs and owners race to the beach to begin their timed heat. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Flofy falls while riding a wave as she competes. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Flofy falls while riding a wave as she competes. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Flofy falls while riding a wave as she competes. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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