Photos: Ruff waves at the annual dog surfing competition in Huntington Beach

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Huntington Beach, CA - September 25: Derby, a 9-year-old Golden Doodle, and Kentucky Gallahue, 41, wait for a good wave to launch during annual Surf City Surf Dog competition held at dog beach on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 in Huntington Beach, CA. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Derby, a 9-year-old goldendoodle, and Kentucky Gallahue, 41, sport blue mohawks as they wait for a good wave. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Canines and humans hit the waves Saturday at the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach.

Competitors had 12 minutes to catch their top five waves and be judged on confidence level, length of ride and overall ability to ride.

Fiona Kepmin encourages Surf Gidget the pug.
Fiona Kepmin points the way to Surf Gidget, a pug. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Giselle, a Rhodesian Ridgeback dog, rides a wave
Giselle, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, rides a wave. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Migz Berenguel watches as Petey, a West Highland terrier, rides a wave.
Migz Berenguel watches Petey, a West Highland white terrier. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Petey catches a wave.
Petey catches a wave. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
James Wall launches Faith, an American pit bull terrier, on to a wave
James Wall launches Faith, an American pit bull terrier, onto a wave. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Jessi, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling retriever, leaps.
Jessi, a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
HuJill Nakano watches her dog Carson, a 7-year-old mixed terrier.
Jill Nakano watches Carson, her 7-year-old mixed terrier. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Jessi, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling retriever, left, and Giselle, a Rhodesian Ridgeback dog, compete
Jessi and Giselle compete. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Sophia Sadlowski launches Rusty, a miniature pincher, on a wave
Sophia Sadlowski launches Rusty, a miniature pinscher. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Derby, a 9-year-old Golden Doodle, rides a wave
Derby, a 9-year-old goldendoodle. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
April Pasko, left, launches Jessi, a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, on a wave.
April Pasko with Jessi. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Carson, a 7-year-old mixed terrier, makes a practice run.
Carson makes a practice run before the competition begins. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Faith, an American pit bull terrier, lands on the beach
Faith lands on the beach. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

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