Photos: Surf City Surf Dogs Hang Paws At Huntington Dog Beach

Photos: Surf City Surf Dogs Hang Paws At Huntington Dog Beach

The heat was on during the 7th Annual Surf City Surf Dog competition on Sunday, September 27, at Huntington Dog Beach. Salty dogs took to the surf in six categories—Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, Tandem, and Shredder—to hang paws and raise nearly $10,000 for charity.

With 7-year event MC Matt Determan and Rick "Rockin' Fig" Fignetti on the mic, plus a panel of notable surf judges, the event drew a crowd of both two- and four-legged spectators and crowned the following "surfurs" this year's canine champions: 

SMALL

1st // Bentley

2nd // Kihei

3rd // Ziggy

MEDIUM

1st // Daisy Dukes

2nd // Brandy The Pug

3rd // Giselle

LARGE

1st // Finn

2nd // Sande

3rd // Kalani

EXTRA LARGE

1st // Hanzo

2nd // Kona Kai

3rd // Kinsey

SHREDDER/PRO

1st // Sugar

2nd // Bono

3rd // Haole Boy

TANDEM // DOG + DOG

1st // Kalani and Hanzo

2nd // Samson and Delilah

3rd // Brandy and Abbie G.

TANDEM // DOG + HUMAN

1st // Bono + Ivan

2nd // Bakio + Human

3rd // Bamboo + Human

BEST "GROMMUTT"

Giselle

 

 

BEST WIPEOUT

Jo-Jo

 

Organized by Book That Event and sponsored by Unleashed by PetcoPooch HotelI and Love and You, and EzyDog, the contest welcomed more than 60 competitors from California, Arizona, and Brazil. 

The two days leading up to the contest saw an I and Love and You Red Carpet/Opening Ceremony event and PAWabunga Costume Contest at the Shorebreak Hotel, as well as a History of Dog Surfing Exhibit and 2nd Annual International Surf Dog Walk of Fame at the International Surfing Museum. This year's honorees are Ricochet (golden retriever from San Diego, Legacy Dog Inductee), Kalani (golden retriever from San Diego, Female/Wahine Inductee), and Tillman, (bulldog from Ventura, Male/Kahuna Inductee).

A portion of the surfing event entry fees is donated to the charitable beneficiaries, and an estimated $9,500 was raised this year. The 2015 charity partners are Barks of LoveHuntington Dog BeachFrench Bulldog Rescue NetworkSouthern California Golden Retriever Rescue, and Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond.

Until next year...

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