The Helen Woodward Animal Center made waves at its 9th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon presented by Blue Buffalo at Dog Beach in Del Mar. The canine surf contest featured over eighty dogs in four different weight class competitions. In addition to this “hang twenty” competition, local surfers cheered on their pups at the first paddle paws parade, and celebrated their favorite fashion-forward pooch at the costume contest. The stand-up paddle “pawers” had the opportunity to show off the hottest canine sport of the summer and take on some “paw-some” surf. Celebrity participants and judges of the day included Sushine Makarow, Laura Nativo, and Jagger and Kristi from Magic 92.5. All proceeds from the event benefit the pets and programs at the Helen Woodward Animal Center. To watch the annual Surf Dog-A-Thon online visit