Congratulations to Dozer (Doug and Gigi) and Louie (Richard and Joanne) for their first and second place win at the 2014 Helen Woodward Animal Center's Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon held at Dog Beach in Del Mar on September 7th, 2014.
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.......
On Saturday, June 29th at 9:30 am, before the first Surfdog clinic,
the SoCal Surf Dogs Members donated 13 custom WaveStorm Surfboards
to the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
The old surfboards that were donated to them years ago
were waterlogged and in terrible condition.
These new surfboards will be used at all the up coming Surf Dog Clinics
to teach new GroMutts how to surf!
Each SoCal Surf Dog Member who donated a surfboard
got a photo of their Surf Dog fixed to the bottom of the new surfboard
to be enjoyed but 1000's over the next ten years.
Checkout the slide show of all these awesome surfboards.
Special thanks to Jim Hahn at Clairemont Signs for all his help to see this Idea come to life.
We also want to thank Doug Hokstad for his tireless help
in assembling all the boards.
And of course we want to thank all the donors.
Let the world know that your surf dog is a surfing star.
Your Surf Dog will have bragging rights when his or her picture appears on their very own giant billboard overlooking Highway 101.
It is only $5 per entry.
Then get all your friends to vote for your furry surfing star at only $1 a vote.
The photo that gets the most votes wins!
See this years rules and enter today at: www.animalcenter.org/billboard_contest_surfdog
Here are a few billboards from previous years:
The SoCal Surf Dogs entry for the 2012 Helen Woodward Animal Center's
Surf-A-Thon Billboard Contest took first place!
At the same time we successfully raised more funds for
the Animal Center to continue their good work!
This photo will be seen on several Billboards throughout San Diego
during August and September in 2012 to help promote
the Helen Woodward Animal Center's Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon.
Congratulations to all the SoCal Surf Dogs who participated in the photo shoot!
Special thanks to Keith and Suzie Sears for the use of their awesome Woodie
and to Dale Porter from Killer Image for capturing the stoke!
Join the SoCal Surf Dogs on Saturday, November 12 at the KPBS Studios for the "Hope Telethon" benefiting the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
The Telethon will not only highlight the Center’s beneficial programs that bring animals and people together, but it will showcase their beautiful adoptable dogs and cats and their amazing Pet Encounter Therapy animals.
They will have some special celebrity guests and fantastic hourly prize drawings as well!
Watch it LIVE on KUSI from 10:00 am to 2 pm.
Click on the Poster for more details!
and vote as often as you can for the SoCal Surf Dogs photo
for the 2012 Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon Billboard Contest!
E-mail, Text and Call all your friends to do the same!