Paddle out with paws: 'Surf City Surf Dog' competition returns to the OC

Skilled pooches paddle out in the 'Surf City Surf Dog' competition in Huntington Beach.

The pups were judged on a variety of skills -- including length of the ride and confidence on the board.

A Brazilian man and his dog "Bono" were awarded first prize.

68 dogs competed in the contest, now in its eighth year.

The event raised money for nonprofit animal rescue groups.

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