Surfing Dogs Take Over Imperial Beach Lineup

Hang ten? That's for humans…try hanging 20 like the mutts were doing at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort surf-dog contest!

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The surf was ruff, but Dozer was ready.

He shifted his weight and looked around at the competition, his jaw jutting defiantly.

When others came close to his surfboard, he barked at them to get away – literally.

"He doesn’t like it when other people get on his board," said Doug Hokstad, 46, Dozer’s owner.

The 75-pound English bulldog was just one of many canines trying to be top dog at the fourth annual surf-dog competition put on by Loews Coronado Bay Resort yesterday.

To lesser dogs, heading into the chilly surf under the gray skies at Imperial Beach might have given them – excuse this – paws. But not a fierce competitor like Dozer.