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Surf's pup: 17 marvellous mutts smash world record for most dogs on a surfboard

Most dog's have mastered the doggy paddle but these talented pooches have taken it to the next level - by smashing the world record for most mutts on a surfboard.

The pooches took to their boards last weekend for one of the World's strangest events - Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition.

And 17 of the canine competitors crammed themselves onto a single long board to beat the previous record set at the same event last year, by an impressive two dogs.

Bitchin': 17 dogs cram onto a single surfboard to set a new world record

Looking swell: The surfing canines are helped into place by a team of helpers

Take a bow wow: The gang chill out after smashing the world record

The charity event took place at Imperial Beach in San Diego and saw around 50 dogs of all shapes and sizes battle it out to become the ultimate surfer.

Nathan Rupert, 31, from Indiana captured some of the incredible pictures of the event.

He said: 'It was definitely an event worth watching, it's not everyday you see a surfing dog.

'It is pretty amazing that some of these dogs can get hit with such huge waves and stay on the board.

'I like witnessing the crowd's reactions too and seeing the bond between dog and owner.

Top dog: A competitor whizzes over the waves during the Seventh Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition

Doggy paddle: A bulldog gets in on the action proving you can teach old dogs new tricks

Gnarly: A worried owner watches on as her little pet rides a wave

Barking mad-for it: A labrador turns on the style to show the crowds how it's done

Washed up: Nicole Tallent, 37, and her English Bulldog, Betsy take a well-earned break

'I loved the small dogs since they make the best wipeout shots - also, any of the dogs dressed up in costumes were really cute.

'It was a long day in the sun and with so many other photographers and people trying to watch the event, it made getting a good shot difficult.

'To top it off, you are getting splashed with waves which could damage your camera and lens if you are not careful.

'But getting these these great shots was definitely worth all the trouble.'

Look-a-likes: Michael Lee holds his dog Abbie Girl. The event was in benefit of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Go girl: A woman cheers on her faithful pet

Paw show: An earlier attempt to smash the record fails by a small margin

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Added: Jun-22-2012 Occurred On: Jun-22-2012
By: Zipper10
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Tags: Surf's, up, for, world, record, dogs, waves
Location: San Diego, California, United States (load item map)
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