Dogs, a Pig and Whales All Showed Up for the World Dog Surfing Championships

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The cloudy weather and chilly temperatur didn’t stop a bunch of surfing dogs from hanging ten this past weekend.

On Saturday, the second annual World Dog Surfing Championships was held in Linda Mar, San Francisco and more than 30 canines showed off their ride-waving skills, while 1,000 people cheered them on.

While the event is meant to be fun (and a bit silly), it doesn’t mean it wasn’t competitive. With people and their pups flying all over the world – including Florida, Texas, Hawaii and Australia – all had their eyes on the top dog award.

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Dogs could either ride solo and compete against others of the same stature, or tandem, with another dog or a person. This year, the pups faced some extra obstacles, including competing against a pig and having a pod of humpback whales show up and enjoy the show.

Image Credit: Azure Emily/Instagram
Image Credit: Azure Emily/Instagram

A number of dogs took prizes home for beating out the competition in their category, but Abbie, a rescued dog, ended up taking home the big trophy after surfing 20 feet. She won a plaque, while her owner, Michael Uy, got a bottle of wine.

Image Credit: Abbie Surfs/Instagram
Image Credit: Abbie Surfs/Instagram

Check out some of our favorite pictures:

Before the big show

Despite the weather, businesses set up for the surf competition

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Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder

Getting mentally prepared

30 SF World Dog Surfing Competition 2017

Checking out the competition

Related: San Francisco’s Blue and Gold Fleet Lets People And Their Dogs Enjoy Views of the Bay

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Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder

Psyching other dogs out

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Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder

The big surf event

Up first, the smaller dogs

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Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
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Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder

Then, the bigger pups hit the waves

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Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
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Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder

Related: Dogs Show Off Their Surfing Skills In 10 Amazing Shots

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Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder

Yes, there was a pig

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Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder

And then the celebrations

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Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder
Image Credit: TasteTV/Steve Linder

Related: Yikes! A Surfing Dog Rides Wave With Shark

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