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.
If you are a SoCal Surf Dog Member and would like to volunteer to be one of the select Surf Dog Instructors for the HWAC Surf Dog Clinics,
there is a manditory one hour Instructors Clinic
on Sunday, June 9th at 9:00 at Dog Beach in Del Mar.
Please contact me ASAP if you are interested!
The SoCal Surf Dogs did it again!
A photo of the 'Most Surf Dogs on One Wave'
From the 2012 Helen Woodward Animal Center's
Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon
was featured on the PR Newswire screens in
Times Square and Las Vegas!
Checkout the digital version of the August Edition
of San Diego Pets Magazine.
(Just click on the cover)
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.
Don't forget that the
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Surf Dog Competition
will be held this Friday, June 8th at 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
at Dog Beach in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California.
Come cheer on the Best of the Best as the go Nose to Nose
in Small Dog, Large Dog and Human / Dog Tandem heats.
The SoCal Surf Dogs will be well represented at this competition!
The event will be filmed for syndication on National Network Television
airing in the Fall.