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California's doggy surfer dudes

2:44pm JST - 01:03

Canine surfers in all shapes and sizes gather in California for the 10th annual Surf Dog competition. Paul Chapman reports.

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They came, they saw, they wagged their tails madly, then unleashed their surfing skills in the waters of Imperial Beach, California. More than 50 canine surfers showed up for the annual Surf Dog Competition. They're judged on their skills, the duration of the ride, and confidence. Sandra Lew's dog Kalani won the large breed event. (SOUNDBITE)(English) SANDRA LEW, DOG OWNER, SAYING: "I taught her how to balance in a kiddy pool when she was eight months old on a boogie board, the rest of it is Kalani. She's just a fantastic balancing dog." For others it's all about the joy of getting wet and sandy. (SOUNDBITE)(English) DAN NYKOLAYKO, DOG OWNER, SAYING: "She's always excited when we come down here, she doesn't run away from the surf board, she's not scared and you know, yes, she's always excited when we could go hang out on the beach for a day." For the organisers it's a way to raise cash for the San Diego Humane Society and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. For the doggy surf dudes it's just a joy to ride the waves and take the 'woof' with the smooth.

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California's doggy surfer dudes

2:44pm JST - 01:03