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Your morning adorable: Dogs compete for charity at Huntington Beach's Surf City Surf Dog event


Over the weekend, some of Southern California's most talented animal athletes turned out for the first-ever Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach. During the event, dogs ranging in size from tiny, such as Bobby Gorgeous (above, a Pomeranian), to extra-large competitors, such as Nani, a Bernese mountain dog, turned out to compete in weight-based heats. 

Each dog was allowed to catch as many waves as possible during a 12-minute period with judging based on the best three waves caught during the period. Scoring was based upon length of ride, size of wave and the dog's ability to stay on his or her surfboard. Proceeds from the event benefited a number of charities, including several area pet rescue groups.

See more shots from the Surf City Surf Dog competition at The Times' photo gallery.

Your morning adorable: Buddy the Surf Dog

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

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Did you know that all of the Surfing Dog competitions were based on the concept of the book, THE DOG'S GUIDE TO SURFING?


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