Pups hit the waves in Waikiki during annual dog surfing competition

They say every dog has its day.

And for these four-legged surfers, it was their time to shine on the water in Waikiki.

This year, 17 dogs paddled out to compete for the best wave, best tandem, and best costume.

From big to small, the annual dog surfing contest brought participants from as far away as California.

Some dogs even had supporters waving signs in the crowd and others were even sponsored.

Organizers say the event not only honors and celebrates the legendary waterman, but also the bond with man's best friend.