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The second in a series of Surf Dog Clinics run by the SoCal Surf Dogs
for the Helen Woodward Animal Center
took place on Saturday, July 20th.
All new GeoMUTTS were paired up with an expert Surfdog Instructor from the SoCal Surf Dogs.
Here are a few of the dogs who attended
as seen through the eyes and lens
of photographer Craig Jones of Dogscapes.
You can check out more of his work
by clicking on his logo to the left.
For more information
about future Surf Dog Clinics,
just click on the Surf-A-Thon Logo!
The SoCal Surfdogs have volunteered to help teach the new GromMUTTS how to surf at the Helen Woodward Animal Center's Surf Dog Clinics for years.
We all noticed that the surfboards they use to teach the dog to surf were horrible. They were flat (no rocker) waterlogged and chewed up!
We all felt hat it's not right for the HWAC to buy new surfboards as this would take sorely needed funds away from the work of the Animal Center.
The SoCal Surf Dogs decided to have a surfboard drive to try to collect 10 new surfboards for the Surf Dog Clinics.
Each donor who donated a surfboard would get a photo of their surfdog applied to the bottom of the donated surfboard. Needless to say, the SoCal Surf Dogs got behind this Idea and donate 13 awesome new WaveStorm Surfboards.
On Saturday, June 29th., before the first Surf Dog Clinic of the year, the SoCal Surfdogs presented the new surfboards. Check them out.......
Who's going to be the Pioneer of Dog Surfing
in California at a major Surf Competition?
San Diego? Oceanside? Huntington Beach?
Well, you're all behind the curve........
We want to welcome our two newest members Kiwi and Mookie!
Click on their Photos to check out their Profiles!
Saturday, June 16, 2012, Scott Chandler will attempt to set 4 world records
at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort's Surf Dog Competition
by surfing the most dogs on one surfboard, the most dogs tandem with a human,
the most dogs with a human paddling on a SUP and the most dogs with more than one human.
The ASPCA is the beneficiary of this event.
On Sunday, June 10th 2012, the SoCal Surf Dogs joined Scott at Dog Beach in Del Mar
to practice the logistics required to make this happen.
The following dogs participated in the practice:
Back to front….
Nani, Stanley, Louie, Missy, Ollie Knute, Coco, Ricochet, Cleo, Kiwi, Mookie, Antonio, Jack and Zoe.
Navy Seals clearing the beach for the
Loews Coronado Bay Resort's Surf Dog Competition.
You Don't want to mess with these guys!!!
For Immediate Release
July 18, 2011
For more information:
858-756-4117 x 347
Four-legged Celebs take to the waves to hang 20!
Del Mar, CA– On September 11, 2011,
join Riccochet, Nani, Dozer, and Buddy
as they hit the beach with their canine buds
to raise money for orphans in need.
These amazing Surf Dog ambassadors will entertain and inspire you with
their feats of strength, bravery, and style as they ride the wave of competition
to see who will be this year’s “top dog” at the 2011 Helen Woodward
Animal Center's Surf Dog Surf-a-thon.
The largest surfing dog contest in the country,
sponsored by our friends at Eukanuba,
will have something for everybody,
with more than 80 dogs surfing in 4 different weight classes.
Professional surfers will be judging and participating in the Surf Dog competition,
while three mystery local TV stars will be “keeping it real”
in the costume contest.
fantastic goodies for you and your pet will be available at over 70 vendor booths.
Those in attendance will also get a “first peek”
at professional surfer, Guy Takayama’s,
newly designed “Surfah Dog” surf boards
made especially for your four-legged best friend’s safety and enjoyment.
Whether you are there to root for the top fund raising
canine in the world, Riccochet,
the amazing surfing bulldog, Dozer,
the gentle giant Nani,
or the Kelly Slater of the dog world, our pal Buddy,
we can’t wait to see you all down on the beach on Saturday, September 11, 2011.
This special date will be honored by a tribute to
Search and Rescue Dogs everywhere
who give their all to mankind each and every day in the most selfless
and heroic way.
From 9/11 to the streets of Bagdad, canine bravery helps keep us all safe.
All dogs and cats, puppies and kittens at the
HelenWoodward AnimalCenter are spayed or neutered,
have up-to-date vaccines,
and have passed health and temperament testing before going
“home” with their new families.
Plus, when you adopt from HWAC,
you will receive two free tickets to Sea World to celebrate the summer.
Helen WoodwardAnimal Center’s Adoption Kennels are open
and Saturday-Sunday, 11:00am-6:00pm.
For more information visit Helen WoodwardAnimal Center
at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe, California
or call 858-756-4117,
You can also log on to www.animalcenter.org
The SoCal Surf Dogs Swept
the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Surf Dog Competition
on Friday, June 10 at Dog Beach in Ocean Beach in San Diego, California.
Pro Surfer Taylor Knox was one of the judges!
The waves were small but very challenging as there was a very strong current.
The competition featured the best Surf Dogs and was by invitation only!
Congratulations to all the dogs who were invited.
The winners were:
First Place: Dozer (aka ‘Da Bull’)
Second Place: Antonio (aka ‘Captain Tony’)
Third Place: Toby (aka ‘The Quack’)
First Place Nani: aka ('Akamai Nani Nui’)
Second Place: Ricochet (aka ‘Rip Curl Ricki’)
Third Place Bella (aka ‘Surfin Bell’)
The event was film for television viewing on all the major Networks.
We’ll post the dates and time when we here!
SoCal Surf Dogs Rock!