Surfing gone to the dogs…


The 2014 Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition celebrated its ninth year taking place at Imperial Beach, San Diego on July 13, 2014.

Fifty tail wagging wavehounds displayed their surfing skills in a series events for large, medium and small dogs, plus an additional tandem event.

Totally gnarly. Talk about ‘a surfer dude’s best friend’. The charitable canines rode the ruff waves of the Pacific Ocean to raise money for the Humane Society.

Sleep Paralysis Therapeutic Photo-Art

Or something. Some weird-ass but interesting stuff, anyway.

Nightmares can startle you awake, but what happens when you feel paralyzed and helpless as a terrifying dream engulfs you as you lie in bed somewhere between sleep and awake?

That’s sleep paralysis, and conceptual photographer Nicolas Bruno has been experiencing the phenomenon — often associated with scary visions and feeling unable to move — since he was 15 years old.

These seemingly endless visions haunt Bruno.

“I have experienced bone chilling hallucinations and extreme terror during these dreams,” the now-21-year-old New Yorker told io9. “Faceless silhouetted figures, embraces from shadow-like hands, warping of reality around me — all while [feeling] completely paralyzed.”

Bruno decided to do something therapeutic to combat the visions and take back some control.

He began writing notes about his visions. Tapping into his artform, he then recreated them in a series of haunting, eerie photographs he calls a “bittersweet homage” to what he sees.