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.
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........
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!
We want to welcome our two newest members Kiwi and Mookie!
Click on their Photos to check out their Profiles!
If you have not signed your Surf Dog up for the Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition yet,
Do It Now!!!
You can sign up for one of these 3 catagories:
Small Dog - up to 40 pounds
Large Dog - over 40 pounds
Tandem - Surf Dog and Owner
For more information, go to: http://loewssurfdog.blogspot.com/
To Register, go to: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dHNlQm9Ld3otRmNQbE9mWXBFR2Jwd2c6%20MA
Sean Callahan from SoCal Beach Magazine
put together a great video of some of our SoCal Surf Dogs in action.
He might want to consider changing the title to:
"Oh Baby, you roll like a pig"
(Gigi's words, not mine. Listen to the audio)
The SoCal Surf Dogs will be participating in the Reality Rally in Temecula this weekend.
April 13th, 14th and 15th, 2012.
Come check it out! Details at: http://www.realityrally.com/
Here's a story by Channel 8 here in San Diego: