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Louie the bulldog rides a wave during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

Kona Kai, a Labradoodle, jumps off the board while competing. Each dog had a chance to ride three waves; judges used the best score of the three.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

Roxy wears sunglasses before her turn.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

Newman the bulldog concentrates on staying on the surfboard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

Participants run toward the ocean, eager to compete.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times / Los Angeles Times

Skylar the Australian shepherd navigates the waves. Dogs earned five points if they stood up while surfing, three if they sat and one if they lay down on the board.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

Newman the bulldog relaxes on the beach before the start of the fourth annual Surf City Surf Dog contest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

Kinsey, a shepherd mix, surfs in backward.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

A dog jumps off its surfboard during the contest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

A soaked Labradoodle emerges from the waves.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

A West Highland terrier checks the surf action from the beach.

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A golden retriever jumps off the surfboard.

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A GoPro camera is attached to a dog competing in the surf contest.

Telephoto lenses capture the action at the dog surf contest.

Spectators take photos of the action at the annual Surf City Dog competition.

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Hanzo, a 4-year-old navigates the surf.

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Hanzo, a 4-year-old boxer rides a wave.

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A labrador retriever rides a wave.

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