Dogs riding waves may not be an Olympic sport, but it is arguably more popular than many professional sports. There are annual competitions in which anywhere from 50 to 100 dogs catch winning waves for a medal. Some of the four-legged animals are so popular that they have several sponsors and help raise money for various charities. Many are inducted in their own Hall of Fame and become members of the So Cal Surf Dogs, a well-known fun loving group of dog owners who surf with their dogs. They promote the sport for both the mental and physical health of you and your best friend.