If a corgi beach party isn't on your summer bucket list, we can't be friends.
JoJo the Super Corgi during the 11th annual Helen Woodward Animal Centers Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon in Del Mar, California
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There are plenty of reasons to love California, from the endless sunshine and palm trees to the gorgeous hiking trails. But those perks pale in comparison to the Golden State's true shining feature: corgi beach parties. If the thought of soaking up the California sun while watching a bunch of fluffy corgi butts waddle through the sand doesn't make you want to book a plane ticket, nothing will.

San Francisco was proof of this over the weekend, as about 950 pups crowded Ocean Beach for Corgi Con. Luckily, some good samaritans recorded the #corgicontent for those of us who (regretfully) couldn't be there.

Even Queen Elizabeth II, the ultimate corgi fan, made an appearance. One Twitter user called this guy a rorgi (royal corgi), and we wish we'd thought of that first.

Just look at those little legs running down the beach.

Major respect for this guy, who demonstrated a level of restraint some of us will never possess.

There was a costume contest, a race, and plenty of time for beachside bonding. We don't know who was more excited, the corgis or the humans.

And although famous surfing corgi Super Corgi JoJo didn't seem to be at the event, we're firm believers that until you've seen a surfing corgi, you have not truly lived. So, here you go:

The best news of all is that there will be more chances to surround yourself with corgis this summer. Saturday, June 23, is Corgi Beach Day at Huntington Beach, which calls itself the biggest corgi party on the planet. San Diego has corgi meet-ups on the fourth Saturday of every month, the next one being on June 30. We can't promise JoJo will be there, but he is from the area.

“Imagine 90 stubby corgis frolicking at the park or running thru the surf,” the event page reads. “Now imagine their owners laughing and discussing what makes them similar and what makes them separate personalities. That's what this meetup is all about.”

Sign us up, and if we have to get ourselves a corgi to bring along, so be it.