Loews 6th Annual Dog Surfing Event Brings Hundreds
of Dogs and Thousands of Humans to Imperial Beach
Surf Dog Event Pictures / Video / Event Results
Well another year of the “Dog Surfing Series” World Cup began yesterday with the 6th annual Loews Dog Surfing event taking place in Imperial Beach San Diego. This was by far the BEST year yet for the dog surfing event which has been able to get a good set of sponsors and better yet a growing list of “All Star” surfing canines that are perfecting their surfing skills with their owners.
Many of the dogs the surfed yesterday have been doing this for years and they are getting good. As the crowds and world wide exposure increases so does the quality of surfing dogs and also the number of surfing dogs which is great.
The weather yesterday was great and the waves were big as many of the dogs and their owners braved into some 58 degree water ( I was freezing even though the air temp was 70*) to showcase their dogs for helping to raise money for the yearly charity which was the Loews Hotels’ Good Neighbor Policy.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Loews Hotels’ Good Neighbor Policy, the hospitality industry’s first comprehensive community outreach program, which addresses issues ranging from hunger relief and literacy to green practices and the arts. Loews Hotels’ commitment to good corporate citizenship is so strong and deep that with each year the Good Neighbor Policy has evolved and grown. To celebrate this 20 year milestone the company is making a pledge to improve public education, partnering with DonorsChoose.org, a web-based charity supporting public schools in need.
2011 Loews Surf Dog Competition Results:
Category 1 (small dogs)
1st Place: Abbie Girl, an Australian Kelpie
2nd Place: Moo, a Mix
3rd Place: Toby, a Shih-Tzu Mix
Category 2 (large dogs)
1st Place: Kalani, aka Lil Surfer Girl, a Golden Retriever
2nd Place: Shadow, a Golden Retriever
3rd Place: Taj, a Lab
Category 3 (tandem)
1st Place: Zoey, a Jack Russell Terrier, surfing with owners Scott and Tyler Chandler
2nd Place: So Cal Surf Dogs (five dogs total, a new record)
3rd Place: Abbie Girl surfing with owner Michael Uy
San Diego Surfing Dog News and Shout Outs!
There are some HUGE Shout Outs that need to go out to the SoCal Surf Dogs
and Surfer Dog Owner Community.
1. Judy Fridono you looked GREAT! – as Surf Dog Ricochet’s Mom no one
has done more in the way of fundraising and helping people than Judy –
– Great to see you Judy! See Ricochet the Surf Dog website at
2. Doug, Gigi and Dozier the Bull Dog – Wow in the last minutes before the race
Doug, Gigi and the world famous surfing bulldog “Dozier” show up to make the event.
Doug – Doziers owner has been fighting some severe back pain and came in the last minutes
to make the event – Great job Dozier, Gigi and Doug!
Check out the SoCal Surf Dogs website at www.socalsurfdogs.com
3. Abbie the Surf Dog won again! Wow great job to Michael the owner and
Abbie! Many if not most of the dogs that surf like Abbie are rescues and
they are loyal and love their owners especially Abbie who loves to jump
on Michaels shoulders – check out more on “Abbie the Surf Dog” at
Nani the Surf Dog – You Did Great and although there are only so many medals
to hand out you did an amazing job and your Dad Peter did not do too bad either!
Great Job Nani and Peter – See more about Nani the Surf Dog at
Summer in Southern California is here and the California Dog Series World Cup
has now begun with 2 more Dog Surfing Events scheduled for the end of summer
including the “Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf a Thon” surfing event in September in
Del Mar and the “Surf City Surf Dog” surfing event in late Sept. in Huntington Beach.
See more coverage here and on the SoCal Beaches Magazine YouTube.com page at
Watch Dog Surfing Videos at www.DogSurfingTV.com
More photos are coming – although I am lazy I promise
to post more dog surfing photos here and on our
www.socalbeachmag.net site in the next couple of days
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