Surf Dog Surf a Thon Features Surfing Dogs “Hanging Ten” for Charity (photos / videos)

2009 Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf a Thon Raises $50,000
for Homeless Animals and Educational Programs

The 2009 Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf a Thon is a yearly event which features dogs surfing and participating in a “doggie fashion show” for charity.

A surfing doggie hangs 10 at the 2009 Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf a Thon

A surfing doggie hangs 10 at the 2009 Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf a Thon

This years 2009 Surf Dog Surf a Thon raised an estimated $50,000 for homeless animals and nearly 5,000 participants and spectators showed up for the 4rth annual event.

Kiapet the doggie surfer hangs 10

Kiapet the doggie surfer hangs 10

Dogs surfed in 3 different classes including small dog, medium dog and large dog categories and also competed in a “doggie fashion show”.

“It is one of the best of the year and one of our favorite events to cover”, said SoCal Beaches Magazine spokeperson Mark Fitzgerald. “We love the event and everything it stands for including uniting pets, people and the spirit of fundraising for other animals in need’, Fitzgerald continued.

Surfer dogs lined the beaches to help homeless animals

Surfer dogs lined the beaches to help homeless animals

More than 80 dogs participated in surfing at Dog Beach in Del Mar California and included a host of celebrity dogs including “Preston” from America’s Greatest Dog, Bobby Gorgeous, Kiapet and the eventual winner of the surfing event “Buddy the Surf Dog”.

The one and only "Bobby Gorgeous" showcases his stuff for the doggie fashion show

Bobby Gorgeous

The event proceeds go to support the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Sante Fe San Diego and including helping homeless animals and providing funding to educational programs.

Another great doggie wave and ride!

Another great doggie wave and ride!

Links to More Surf Dog Photos from 2009 Below
For more information on the Helen Woodward Animal Shelter click here

For more photos and video from the 2009 Surf Dog Surf a Thon” click here
 

 

Another contestant from the doggie fashion show

Another contestant from the doggie fashion show

Surf Dog Videos
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Dogs Surfing Highlights

Meet the Dog Owners videos

Doggie Fashion Show videos


 

Laura Nativo and Preston from "America's Greatest Dog"

Laura Nativo and Preston

Links to More Surf Dog Photos from 2009 Below
For more information on the Helen Woodward Animal Shelter click here

For more photos and video from the 2009 Surf Dog Surf a Thon” click here

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