This past weekend near the sandy shores of Imperial Beach, California, an unusual assembly of furry, four-legged surfers gathered to “hang ten” in Petco’s Unleashed surf competition. The canine competitors, with a little help from their humans, whizzed across some gnarly waves hoping to place first in four competitive categories: small, medium, large, and tandem. Saturday marked the 10th year for Petco’s annual competition
which benefits the San Diego Humane Society. This year’s competition held 50 canine competitors braving the beach breaks, and while a few wipeouts where captured in these photos, the pups managed to maneuver their way safely to shore. Sweet ride, brah!

Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Abbie Girl, breed Australian Kelpie (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Kona Kai, breed Labradoodle (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here:Coppertone, breed Daschshund (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Lil'D, breed Pitt Mix (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Sydney, breed Bulldog (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Antonio Surf Dog mixed breed. (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Lola, breed English Bull Dog (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here:Brandy, breed Pug (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Hanzo, breed Boxer (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Faith ,breed American pit bull terrier (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Brody, breed Labradoodle (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Haole, breed Yellow Labrador (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Cherie, breed French Bulldog (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Jojo, breed Corgi (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Butters, breed Boston Terrier (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Hanzo, breed Boxer (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Cherie, breed French Bulldog (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

Image: Cal Sport Media/Associated PressAug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Corona, breed Pittbull (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)
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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Abbie Girl, breed Australian Kelpie (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Tristan, beed Westie (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Aug. 1, 2015 - Imperial Beach, CA, US - World Famous Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. Competing Dogs came from all over the country to compete in the perfect waves off Imperial Beach. The beach was crowded with on lookers, dog lovers, and surfers alike. There were multiple catagories from small dogs to large, and a tandem event. Seen here: Cherie, breed French Bulldog (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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