Is surfing easier with four legs? These "surFURS" certainly make it look that way.

Over the weekend, 46 athletic dogs took to the waves in Huntington Beach to compete in the fourth annual Surf City Surf Dog event.

The hang-10 pups got two points for lying on the board, three for sitting and five for standing on all fours, Surf City explains. All dogs were required to wear a life vest, and dogs leashed to the board lost a point.

As if just staying on the board isn't impressive enough, extra points were awarded to dogs who went above and beyond with a stunt like a 180-degree, 360-degree spin or riding backwards, the Daily Mail reports.

Dogs and their owners tried to set a world record of having 20 dogs surfing together for five seconds, the Orange County Register reports. However, with strong three to four-foot waves, the attempt was unsuccessful.

Still, the surfing dogs made a splash, impressing hundreds of spectators.
Check out photos of the dogs on their boards:
Photos courtesy of Surf City Surf Dog.

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  • Hanzo, a 4-year-old German boxer, jumps a wave during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 30, 2012. An extremely talented surfer, Hanzo learned how to skateboard when he was only 10 weeks old.

  • Sir Hollywood is saved by his owner Heather during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 30, 2012. Some 48 dogs took part in the event, watched by 1,500 spectators.

  • Hanzo, a 4-year-old German boxer, catches a wave during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 30, 2012. An extremely talented surfer, Hanzo learned how to skateboard when he was only 10 weeks old.

  • Surfing dog Jedi sits in a Palace Suite for dogs at the grand opening of the fourth Pooch Hotel on May 3, 2012 in Hollywood, California. The Pooch Hotel is billed as a luxury hotel and daycare exclusively for dogs, first started in Chicago in 2004 and purchased by PETCO in 2011.