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Fifth Annual Surf City Dog Weekend in Huntington Beach

Surf City Surf Dog surf contest

The fifth annual Surf City Dog Weekend is coming on September 27th through the 29th in Huntington Beach. Bring your kids to this three-day event that will be full of dog surfing action in the waves near Huntington Beach pier. There will be a wide variety of activities and fun throughout the weekend while raising funds for animal welfare organizations.

Surf City Surf Dog surf contest - Hanzo

“Huntington Beach is the PAWfect venue for the popular sport of dog surfing,” said Lisa Scolman, of Book That Event. “The city and its eight miles of Pacific coastline are practically synonymous to surfing and the community is one of the dog-friendliest places on the planet.”

There will be four weight-class divisions, and a tandem heat. All of the surfing dogs will be judged based on skills and their duration of the ride.


The event weekend schedule is as follows:

Friday, Sept. 27
Shorebreak Hotel (500 Pacific Coast Highway)
6:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies & Yappy Hour
6:30 p.m. Dog is Beachin’ Fashion Show presented by Dog is Good

Saturday, Sept. 28
The Strand on 5th
11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Eukanuba 2-Day Expo
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Complimentary DOGA (Dog Yoga)
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Frosty Paws Canine Costume and Owner Look-a-Like contests

Sunday, Sept. 29
Huntington Dog Beach (Pacific Coast Highway at Goldenwest Street)
7:30 a.m. Surf Dog registration opens
8 a.m. to 1p.m.: Surf Dog competition heats
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Eukanuba 2-Day Expo
8:30 a.m. to 1 pm. Sony Puppy Cam Experience
1:30 to 4 p.m.: The Sony Awards and Closing Ceremonies


Registration fees vary for the activities. The Opening Ceremonies and Fashion Show have a suggested donation of $10, the Surf Dog competition is $50, while the Eukanuba 2-Day Expo, Closing Ceremonies and general event attendance are free and open to the public and their well-behaved, leashed, four-legged friends.

Facts, quotes and photos provided by Marcie Taylor.

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