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The San Francisco Bay area was brimming with excitement this past weekend as furry athletes and their human companions converged for a paw-some spectacle – the World Dog Surfing Championships 2023. With the picturesque backdrop of Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, the event drew hundreds of eager onlookers who gathered to witness the unique blend of sportsmanship and canine camaraderie. But this championship was more than just a showcase of surfing skills; it also highlighted a charitable mission and offered attendees the chance to meet and adopt adorable pups in need of loving homes.
Amid the rolling waves and cheerful cheers, the event boasted an array of activities that catered to both four-legged contestants and their devoted human supporters. As the competitors hit the waves, a mix of returning champions and eager newcomers took to the challenge with boundless enthusiasm. Cherie, the French Bulldog sensation, proved her prowess once again, leaving no doubt why she’s known as the “surfing queen.” Her owner, Dan Nykolayko, shared her unique technique, describing how Cherie positions herself on the board.
“Just likes to kinda hunker down on the board,”
he said with a grin, showcasing her iconic surfing style.
“As long as it’s a smooth ride, she is smooth sailing in,”
he added, illustrating the bond they share while conquering the waves.
As the sun set on the event, the waves of laughter and joy continued to ripple, proving once again that the unbreakable bond between dogs and their human companions knows no limits.