PACIFICA (CBS SF) — Dogs from around the world gathered at Linda Mar Beach Saturday to compete in the World Dog Surfing Championships.

According to the event’s website, more than three dozen top dog surfers participated in the event.

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The big winner of the day was a French bulldog named Cherie. She took first place in both the medium and top dogs categories. According to a Twitter account set up for the dog, Cherie is from Newport Beach in Southern California and is an “OC Surfer Girl who shreds and loves to catch gnarly waves.”

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Surfing wasn’t the only way pooches got to show off their talent. Other competitions on the beach Saturday included a ball-fetch-in-water competition and a dog beach fashion competition.

The Northern California coast is the place where the sport of dog surfing started, organizers said.

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