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PACIFICA, Calif. (CBS) — For a great cause, dogs jumped on their surfboards and showed off their skills in California on Saturday.

Pacifica hosted the Third Annual Norcal World Dog Surfing Championship at Linda Mar Beach.

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All the canines hoped to be crowned “top dog”, but first they would need a little help from dog’s best friend.

Over four dozen dogs participated in the event.

To successfully participate, the adventurous dogs needed a human to pick the right wave to take them all the way to the shore.

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There were 6 winning categories including ‘Stunt Puppy Large Dogs Award’, ‘Small Surf Dogs Awards,’ and a tandem dog surfing award.

A portion of the proceeds goes to dog-related non-profit agencies.