A group of pooches mastered the waters of Southern California recently, shredding the waves and surfing their way to doggie dominance.

At the fifth annual Surf City Surf Dog in Huntington Beach, Calif., these dogs showed that surfing isn't just for humans. The dogs were divided into classes based on their weight and then judged by factors like how long they stayed on the board and whether they pulled off any tricks.

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According to the organization's website, every dog who entered the contest earned a PAWticipation Medallion. How cute.