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Your morning adorable: Buddy the Surf Dog

March 12, 2009 |  8:45 am

Buddy the Surf Dog!

Buddy, surfing dog extraordinaire, is a regular at Ventura-area beaches, where he sometimes gets so excited about surfing that he bites the board in anticipation. 

"Sometimes we think he's barking other surfers off a wave so he can get it," his owner Bruce Hooker said. "When he sees a set coming, he starts barking, he knows a wave is coming."

His life jacket features a smartly-placed handle on the back in case Hooker needs to grab the little guy. 

Video of Buddy in action abounds on YouTube (but if you're sensitive to the noise of barking, we recommend you turn down the volume).

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

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