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Dog surfing contest draws the crowds in California

Dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds hit the waves this weekend for a surfing competition.

The main prize went to pooch Hanzo, who is owned by Eric Felland of Hollywood, California.

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Surfers flock to catch huge waves in hunt for world record

Surfers have flocked to Praia do Norte in Nazare in the hopes of catching the world's biggest wave.

Garrett McNamara broke the world record there in 2011 after catching a wave that measured 78-foot.

Portuguese big-wave surfer Hugo Vau drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare Credit: Reuters
Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare Credit: Reuters
Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare Credit: Reuters

Garrett McNamara is hoping he may have beaten his previous record after he was pictured riding a wave that reportedly measured 100-foot earlier this week.

Surfer 'overwhelmed' by riding 'record breaking wave'

The thrill-seeker who could have surfed a world record 100ft wave said he felt "overwhelmed" by his extraordinary feat.

Garrett McNamara told surfertoday.com: "I feel very blessed and I feel that we've achieved everything we wanted to do with Portugal and Nazare, especially. We've been planning this for a while and it feels really amazing to share with everybody."

"Personally, it was very challenging. You just have to stay in the moment, stay focused on what you're doing. We're really comfortable here, but some of those waves. We were surfing in zones we haven't surfed, so it was a little overwhelming."

The surfer could break his own world record that stands at 78ft, which he also rode in Nazare at the end of 2011.

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