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Photos: Hundreds Pay Tribute To Tillman, The Surfing & Skateboarding Bulldog

Tillman, catching the Great Wave in the Sky (via Facebook)
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Hundreds gathered for a paddle-out tribute to Tillman, the famous surfing and skateboarding English Bulldog, who passed away recently.

Tillman garnered a huge social media following for his impressive, four-legged surfing and skating skills, and on Sunday around 200 local fans gathered for a fitting memorial off the coast of Oxnard, reports CBS LA. The crowd gathered at Silver Strand Beach, where surfers and kayakers joined Tillman's owner, Ron Davis, in carrying the dog's ashes out to sea for one final ride. An urn with the ashes was placed on Tillman's surfboard, along with his skateboard, a photograph of the dog and dozens of flowers.

Lots of other dogs joined for the tribute as well, including Haole the surfing Labrador:

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As the crowds gathered on the beach, a large group paddled out into the water with Davis and Tillman's decorated board.

For the paddle-out ceremony, the group gathered in a circle while Davis spread Tillman's ashes into the water.

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Afterward, the group celebrated Tillman's life with cheers and splashes.

And, once again, Tillman heads back out to the ocean, on his way to catch The Big Wave in the Sky.


Tillman rides again (via Facebook)