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2016 Surf City Surf Dog Competition


The world’s best surfing dogs will once again gather in Surf City USA for the 8th Annual Unleashed by Petco, Surf City Surf Dog competition on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Huntington Dog Beach. More than 70 pawticipants and international surfurs will be competing for barking rights to claim the top dog honor, taking home the trophy in the second event of the Double Dog Dare Surf Dog two-part series.

This year’s Surf City Surf Dog event has some added international flair. Australian Dog Behavior Specialist and surfer, Chris De Aboitiz will be flying to the US for the entire month of September to not only train a rescue pup from SoCal Golden Retriever Rescue (SCGRR), but also to compete in the competition with his new surfur friend. The dog will be available for adoption and, if all goes according to plan, will be adopted during the event.


Sunday, September 25th is the big day! The Unleashed by Petco Surf City Surf Dog Competition starts at 8:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm. In addition to the surf competition, there will be a SurFUR Expo with vendors on the sand, dog adoptions, and food trucks.

Winners will be scored by World Surf League Judges based upon the length of their ride, difficulty of wave and maneuvers. Prizes will be awarded to the top dogs; however, all dogs will receive a commemorative participation medal.

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