Daring dogs and their owners certainly made a splash as they paired up and took to paddle boards along the Dorset coast on Saturday.
The Dog Masters 2022 UK Dog Surfing Championships at Branksome Dene Chine Beach, Poole, even saw some owners dress up for the occasion as the Queen and Scooby Doo, as they competed alongside their furry friends.
Dogs of all breeds and sizes, from Cockerpoos to Border Collies, Labradors and Parson Russell Terriers were spotted surfing the waves.
One likes to paddle: Elizabeth Wilkinson dressed as Queen Elizabeth II as she competed alongside her beloved pooch, Dioje
Competitor Elizabeth Wilkinson dressed as her royal namesake in a white gown, grey wig and crown and was joined on her paddle board by her pooch, Dioje.
Even the dogs dressed up, with one sporting a shark fin attached to its life jacket.
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Now in its fourth year, the contest attracts thousands of spectators and is an all-day event with live music and food.
Royal waves: Elizabeth Wilkinson and Dioje make their way out of the water after competing at this year’s Dog Masters 2022
Surf’s up: One brave dog heads out onto the waves with its owner dressed up for the annual competition as Scooby Doo
All smiles: The weather held out for the fourth annual competition which was held at Branksome Dene Chine Beach in Poole
Catching the waves: Owners were seen out with their dogs of all shapes and sizes at this year’s competition in Dorset
Pretty in pink: One pooch sported a colourful hairband as it enjoyed a morning out at Branksome Dene Chine Beach in Dorset
This year marked the fourth time the UK Dog Surfing Championships at Branksome Dene Chine Beach, Poole, has been held
It’s a dog’s life: Tens of owners took to the water to enjoy a sunny morning out with their furry friends on their paddle boards
The spectacle drew a crowd of thousands as people came to enjoy the spectacle of watching dogs taking to their surfboards
Sea dog: This pooch seems like a natural as waves crash around their paddle board at the UK Dog Surfing Championships
Like a dog to water: Hugh McNally and his dog scout stay cool as thy compete in the Dog Masters 2022 contest on Saturday
Well-spotted: Marina White and her Dalmatian Coco practice before the competition begins at Poole, Dorset on Saturday
Some fin different: One dog was spotted sporting a shark’s fin attached to a life jacket as it enjoyed a run across the beach
Making a splash: One owner and his dog appear to enjoy the waves as the competition heats up during Saturday’s event
All aboard: One competitor Ben Kerim Adamı Sikerim paddles furiously towards the finish line with her determined-looking pooch at Poole, Dorset
Dogs of all breeds and sizes, from Cockerpoos to Border Collies, Labradors and Parson Russell Terriers surfed the waves