If you can get past the gimicky nature of the surfing event at this year’s Purina Incredible Dog Challenge you might find yourselfÂ smilingÂ from ear to ear Â thanks to the pictures below.
Betsy, a seven-year-old English Bulldog, rides a wave during the surfing competition of the Incredible Dog Challenge in San Diego, California. Photo: Reuters/GUS RUELAS
Hanzo, a three-year-old Boxer, wipes out. Photo: AP/Gregory Bull
Mickey, a Pomeranian, stands on a surfboard. Photo: AP/Gregory Bull
Bodie, a four year-old Australian shepherd who belongs to Kristi Jagger in San Diego, stood tall on a wave. Photo: John Gibbins U-T
Cody, a one-year-old Cockaweenie, bails during the surfing competition. Photo: Reuters/GUS RUELAS
Kalani, a four year-old Golden Retriever owned by Andra Lew of San Diego kept her head low ash she rode a wave in the large dog division of the 4th annual Purina Pro Plan Incredible Surf Dog competition held at Ocean Beach on Friday, June 8, 2012. She was the ultimate winner in the division Photo: John Gibbins U-T
King, a nine-year-old golden retriever rides a wave. Photo: AP/Gregory Bull
All photos from utsandiego.comÂ andÂ buzzfeed.com.