Video shows surfing dogs compete in California championship

Video shows dog surfers compete in California. Credit: PA

More than 50 dog surfers of all breeds and sizes joined an annual dog surfing competition in California

The canines at this year's event participated in heats based on their weight, with extra-large, large, medium and small categories as well as a tandem division.

Really, she does it it's all her, you saw her balancing on board, turning 360s, 180s.

Sandra Lew from San Diego, with her large Dog First Place winner Kalani.

They were judged on their skills, the duration of the ride and their confidence while riding by a panel of professional surf judges, local media said.

I started out swimming and Abbie would follow me out.

Michael Uy from San Diego, whose dog Abbie won the first place in medium dogs' category.

The owners of the winning dogs shared their experiences of training and handling the champions.