The world’s top canine surfers

Every year, Orange County’s Huntington Beach plays host to the Surf City Surf Dog competition, giving particularly talented pups a chance to prove just how much better they are than most people at surfing.

See all of the seabourne pooches over at Framework.

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Derricks extract petroleum from wells drilled out under the sea on Huntington Beach in California, January 1945.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic

Not a single unruly surfing fan in sight!

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Derricks extract petroleum from wells drilled out under the sea on Huntington Beach in California, January 1945.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic

Not a single unruly surfing fan in sight!

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Charges, punishments handed to Huntington Beach rioters

The conclusion of the eight-day U.S. Open of Surfing sparked madness in downtown Huntington Sunday, with attendees and beachgoers throwing various items through the streets, breaking windows, attacking cars and prompting a police response before things calmed down.

Now, several arrested following the mayhem have been charged with everything from vandalism, disorderly conduct and inciting a riot.

The much-publicized photos of the riots led to a social media manhunt for the man seen above driving a stop sign through a store window. But, like in the case of the Boston Bombing, the group consensus has proven to be wrong.

Huntington Beach police said detectives had spoken to Illario Niko Johnson, 18, and although charges “are expected” against the West Covina resident in connection with the disturbance, his alleged actions were “not related to the window smash.”

"He is not the suspect in the photograph," police said in a statement.

Read more over at L.A. Now.

Photos: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times, Christina House / For The Times

Hundreds of surfers pay their respects during a memorial paddle-out for Sean Collins, 59, of Seal Beach, on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. Collins was a pioneering wave forecaster for surfline.com who died Dec. 26 of a heart attack.
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Photo credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Hundreds of surfers pay their respects during a memorial paddle-out for Sean Collins, 59, of Seal Beach, on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. Collins was a pioneering wave forecaster for surfline.com who died Dec. 26 of a heart attack.

View more photos on Framework.

Photo credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Jan. 28, 1940: The Huntington Beach coastline in 1940 was a forest of oil derricks. Oil discoveries in Huntington Beach, Long Beach and Santa Fe Springs in 1920 and 1921 drove massive drilling.
View 130 photos for The Times’ 130th birthday on Framework.
Photo credit:	Ted Hurley / Los Angeles Times

Jan. 28, 1940: The Huntington Beach coastline in 1940 was a forest of oil derricks. Oil discoveries in Huntington Beach, Long Beach and Santa Fe Springs in 1920 and 1921 drove massive drilling.

View 130 photos for The Times’ 130th birthday on Framework.

Photo credit: Ted Hurley / Los Angeles Times

Sit, stay, surf: Sea dogs hang 10 in Huntington Beach (more photos at the link!).

Photo credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Huntington Beach is offering traffic school for bicyclists who break the law in lieu of going to court and paying fines.
Photo: Bicyclists cruise by a bike speed limit sign north of Huntington Beach Pier. Cyclists who recieve a citation can now go to traffic school. Credit: Don Leach / Times Community News

Huntington Beach is offering traffic school for bicyclists who break the law in lieu of going to court and paying fines.

Photo: Bicyclists cruise by a bike speed limit sign north of Huntington Beach Pier. Cyclists who recieve a citation can now go to traffic school. Credit: Don Leach / Times Community News