Going wild in the water at Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon


Helen Woodward Animal Center threw its ninth annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, presented by Blue Buffalo, on Sept. 7 at Dog Beach in Del Mar. Besides the “hang twenty” competition, Stand Up Paddleboarding Pups were in a Paddle Paws Parade, led by Laura Nativo of Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” and her Pomeranian stand-up-paddleboarding pup, Preston. More than 80 dogs surfed in four different weight class competitions.  Visit

Photos by McKenzie Images.