SOME of the south coast’s best surfers – and their owners – hit the beach at the weekend for the second UK Dog Surfing Championships.

The event, hosted by Shaka Surf Branksome at Branksome Dene, saw 16 dogs and their humans participate in a series of heats between 11am and 4pm.

Prizes were handed out for the ‘best dressed’ team.

A husky, a terrier and a very soggy-looking spaniel were among those taking part.

The event drew crowds of astonished onlookers who enjoyed the spectacle while making the most of the weekend’s blue skies.