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Photograph by Curtis Cartier
Hanging Twenty: Nina, a 12-year-old Collie mix, catches a wave at Pleasure Point. Marty "Mechanic" Schreiber brings his dogs, including 6-year-old Jack Russell terrier Diva, wherever he goes, though they usually watch from the shore.

Beach Ball

Dogs and the surfing lifestyle

By Curtis Cartier


Twist and Snout: Every good surfer gets a stretch in before hitting the waves. Here, Nina and Schreiber loosen up their back muscles while Diva supervises.


Dog is My Co-Pilot: Nina takes her place in the stern of Schreiber's 1990 Honda 250 hand-rigged scooter. Besides offering "recession pricing" on surfing photos taken with his point-and-shoot camera, Schreiber earns the "Mechanic" nickname by operating a mobile auto repair service on the side.

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