The eighth annual Surf Dog Competition, Petco Surf City Surf Dog, took place on Huntington Beach in California on 25 September.
Photographers did the event justice with these awesome photos of canines hitting the waves, accompanied by owners from as far afield as Florida, Austria, and Brazil. Little pooches and large hounds took on the swell, some in tandem with their humans, to conquer the ocean.
There was a tandem dog/human heat, where balance and teamwork was key.
Here surf dog Kona Kai the Labradoodle bravely clings on as his owner, Shaun Lucado, wipes out.
Surfing dog Derby gets help to fight through incoming surf to catch some waves.
This is Brandy the Pug catching her best wave of the day.
A whippet surf dog and her owner watch and wait for that perfect wave.
Surf dog Sugar, a collie mix, and owner Ryan Ruston look into each other's eyes as they mentally prepare for the ocean.
Sugar and Ryan paddle out.
Surf dog Skyler, who is a red Australian shepherd, catches a perfect wave.
Surf dog Yogi catches his breath after a monster ride.
Surf dog Haole the yellow Labrador wipes out.
Derby swims through waves.
Surf dog Sully is done for the day.
Matt Tucker is the UK Picture Editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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