10/01/2014 07:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

These Surfing Pooches Prove They're Capable Of So Much More Than Just The Doggie Paddle

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These precious pooches may look cute, but don't underestimate them: They happen to be experts at getting big air and making serious waves.

Last Sunday, armed with a surfboard, some courageous canines took to the ocean in Huntington Beach, California, to participate in the sixth annual Surf City Surf Dog competition. Yes, that's right, these pups surfed, and proved that they can seriously shred. Not to mention, they looked pretty darn adorable doing it.

According to the Orange County Register, 2,500 people turned out to watch the pawticipants and the event raised an estimated $6,000 for animal charities.

The pups were separated into heats according to weight, and judged based on length of the ride, size of the wave and confidence on the wave. It might've been a competition, but all these dogs are winners in our eyes.

Check these talented pups out below. They might even inspire you to go conquer the big blue, yourself.

This pup looks like he's really feelin' the ocean's rhythm.
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Abbie Girl certainly doesn't seem like a stranger to the waves. Look at that form!
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These pups, who are competing in the tandem heat, prove surfing is more fun with a buddy.
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Joey looks ferociously fierce on his shark surfboard.
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This owner and his pup make a doggone adorable team!
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This canine prepares to enter the large dog heat with a calming piggyback ride.
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This pup, who's competing in the small dog division, looks pretty camera-ready doing it.
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Tillman's really rockin' the wave during his run in the large division heat.
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Ryan Rustan and his dog, Sugar, wipe out during their run, but still manage to look stylin'.
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