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Pooches show off their skills and ride the waves in the annual Surf City Surf Dog Competition

Dogs waxed down their surfboards and prepared to ride the waves in an annual surfing competition. 

Canines of different breeds and sizes participated in the 10th annual Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach, California, on Saturday.

The pups participated in a number of events including solo surfing, two-dog surfing, and human-dog surfing.

They are also judged in several categories including wave size, difficulty of the surf, and riding an open-faced wave compared to a white-water wave. 

Photos captured some dogs cheesing for the camera as they rode the waves while others had terrified wide-eyes as they headed to shore.  

Hundreds of spectators turned up in the 74-degree weather, many of them owners of the pups in the competition, to cheer on their furry friends.

Some were surf ‘veterans’ and past champions, such as Gidget the white pug and Skylar, an Australian cattle dog – both of whom came in first-place during events in the Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition in San Diego in July.

In the decade the competition has been held, more than 500 dogs from across the US and countries including the UK, Brazil and Canada have participated.

Prince Dudeman has the best seat in the house as he perches on top of the head of his owner, Ryan Thor, at the 10th annual Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach, California, on Saturday

Surf 'veterans' and past champion Gidget the white pug returned for another chance at victory on Saturday

Surf ‘veterans’ and past champion Gidget the white pug returned for another chance at victory on Saturday

On Saturday, a dog falls into the ocean after attempting to ride the waves in the annual surfing competition 

On Saturday, a dog falls into the ocean after attempting to ride the waves in the annual surfing competition 

The pups participate in a number of events including solo surfing, two-dog surfing, and human-dog surfing

The pups participate in a number of events including solo surfing, two-dog surfing, and human-dog surfing

They are also judged in several categories including wave size, difficulty of the surf, and riding an open-faced wave compared to a white-water wave

They are also judged in several categories including wave size, difficulty of the surf, and riding an open-faced wave compared to a white-water wave

A dog leaps from the surfboard as it competes in the Tandem category in the Surf City Surf Dog competition 

A dog leaps from the surfboard as it competes in the Tandem category in the Surf City Surf Dog competition 

Skyler and surfer Homer Henard catch a wave during the competition at Huntington Beach on Saturday

Skyler and surfer Homer Henard catch a wave during the competition at Huntington Beach on Saturday

Hundreds of spectators turned up in the 74-degree weather, many of them owners of the pups in the competition, to cheer on their furry friends

Hundreds of spectators turned up in the 74-degree weather, many of them owners of the pups in the competition, to cheer on their furry friends

Surfers and surf dogs pose as they wait for their turn to participate in the events at the Surf City Surf Dog Competition 

Surfers and surf dogs pose as they wait for their turn to participate in the events at the Surf City Surf Dog Competition 

Some dogs were first-timers and others were 'veterans' and past champions, such as Gidget the white pug (right)

Some dogs were first-timers and others were ‘veterans’ and past champions, such as Gidget the white pug (right)

Photos captured some dogs cheesing for the camera as they rode the waves while others had terrified wide-eyes as they headed to shore

Photos captured some dogs cheesing for the camera as they rode the waves while others had terrified wide-eyes as they headed to shore

Surf dog Maya jumps up to greet her own after participating in one of the events in the competition 

Surf dog Maya jumps up to greet her own after participating in one of the events in the competition 

One dog competitor is hit by a large wave of water during the Surf City Surf Dog competition on Saturday 

One dog competitor is hit by a large wave of water during the Surf City Surf Dog competition on Saturday 

In the decade the competition has been held, more than 500 dogs from across the US and countries including the UK, Brazil and Canada have participated

In the decade the competition has been held, more than 500 dogs from across the US and countries including the UK, Brazil and Canada have participated

Sugar the Surfing Dog and Kiwi the Surfing Dog compete in a two-dog tandem event on Saturday 

Sugar the Surfing Dog and Kiwi the Surfing Dog compete in a two-dog tandem event on Saturday 

Gidget the pug lets another pooch join her for the two-dog tandem event in the Surf City Surf Dog competition 

Gidget the pug lets another pooch join her for the two-dog tandem event in the Surf City Surf Dog competition 

Sugar the Surfing Dog and surfer Ryan Rustan finish their human-dog tandem event and head back to shore

Sugar the Surfing Dog and surfer Ryan Rustan finish their human-dog tandem event and head back to shore

A photographer captures one of the surfing dogs lying on its board after riding solo in the competition 

A photographer captures one of the surfing dogs lying on its board after riding solo in the competition 

Surfer Ryan Rusten watches as Titi the Surfing Dog rides her surfboard to shore during the competition

Surfer Ryan Rusten watches as Titi the Surfing Dog rides her surfboard to shore during the competition

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