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Dogs compete in surfing competition to raise money for charity

For these dogs, going on a walk around the block or taking a trip to the dog park won't cut it.

More than 40 adventurous dogs — accompanied by their owners — participated in the Surf City Surf Dog competition last weekend in Southern California, with money raised from the annual event going to help dogs in need. Marcie Taylor, an organizer of the annual event, told Inside Edition that the dogs are "judged on different points, like how long they've ridden the waves and style points, so it's a lot like regular human surfers."

The dogs tackled waves that reached three feet in height, and while they all tried their best, the ultimate winner was Sugar, a rescue dog living in Huntington Beach. Sugar's owner, Ryan Rustan, told Inside Edition that one day he put her on a boogie board in their pool, and she stayed on it like a champ. She's gone on to win 15 trophies in dog surfing competitions, and has never placed below second. "She is the best dog ever on a surfboard," he said. Catherine Garcia