In pictures: Fifth annual Californian dog surfing competition

A dog wags its tail during a canine surf competition in California. Credit: Reuters

America's best dog surfers competed in the fifth annual Surf City Dog competition this weekend.

The surf-savvy canines took to the waves on Huntingdon Beach, California, riding solo, in pairs or with humans.

Haole claimed first place in the XL category, while Sugar won best wipeout, according to the event's Facebook page.

A dog competes with the help of a human. Credit: Reuters
A wetsuited dog makes an unplanned dismount. Credit: Reuters
Spot the dog: A canine wipes out on Huntington Beach. Credit: Reuters
Two dogs in costume share a board. Credit: Reuters
A paw performance from this pooch. Credit: Reuters
Another competitor appears unaffected by the pressure. Credit: Reuters
Joey, a West Highland Terrier also pictured above, yawns as he waits to take part. Credit: Reuters