Surf Dog Competition Helps San Diego Humane Society

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The sand at Imperial Beach was covered in the paw prints of some totally tubular tail-waggers who also made impressions in the hearts of dog devotees as they took part in the 9th annual Surf Dog Competition– an event which combines sport with support for a paws cause.

All of the proceeds from the day of fun in the sun, which also included a dog wash, an off-leash play area for pups, a beginners agility course for canines who wanted to test their athletic abilities, and lots of adorable, adoptable dogs, benefitting the San Diego Humane Society.

Among the panel of judges scoring the skills of the surfing Spots was Surfer Hall of Fame member Taylor Knox, who stated: “As a supporter of animal adoption and a pet parent myself, I’m stoked to be partnering with Unleashed by Petco to support both the surfing community as well as the San Diego Humane Society.”


The day’s top Moon Doggies were:

Small Dogs Division

First Place: Ziggy
Second Place: Torry
Third Place: Mr. Tuff

Medium Dogs Division

First Place: Ricochet
Second Place: Abbe Girl
Third Place: Kalani

Large Dog Division

First Place: Hanzo and Kalani
Second Place: Ricochet and Antonio
Third Place: Konakai and Zack

A rad Rover known for riding waves for good causes, SURFice dog Ricochet– first place winner in the medium dog category– hangs twenty:


A little guy with a big heart, Mr, Tuff may have been the smallest dog to shred the waves, but he was a Big Kahuna in the eyes of everyone in attendance:



Photo Credit: Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.

  • Catherine Armato, Dogs Luv Us

    This is so unbelievable, I don’t know how these surfing dogs do it! My dogs do not have that kind of balance!