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Dogs in surfing contest instead of human amid COVID-19; Video viral

 International Desk

 Published: 08:00 PM, 22 September 2020   Updated: 08:04 PM, 22 September 2020

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

There are many kinds of contests are being organized around the world, even it is much less than the previous years due to the global pandemic coronavirus outbreak. But people in California, the USA didn’t forget to celebrate the exceptional festival of ‘Annual Dog Surfing’.

An annual competition for surfing dogs in California went virtual amid the COVID-19 pandemic, replacing the in-person contest with videos of canines riding waves around the world.

The Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, which normally is held each September at Del Mar Dog Beach in De Mar, instead was held virtually this year, with the owners of surfing dogs around the world submitting videos of their pets' prowess.

The dogs were divided by weight class and judged on criteria including the duration of the ride, the size of the wave and special tricks including walking on the board and barking.

The contest raised funds for the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.