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Annual Canine Browsing Competitors Provides “SurFURs” A Probability To Present Off

Do you know that dog surfing competitions are a factor? If not, I’m joyful to be the one to let you know all about them. I’m much more delighted to share photographs of the cutest water sport you’ll ever see!

Surf Metropolis Surf Canine is an annual competitors that takes place in Huntington Seashore, California. On the finish of September, fearless canines with unimaginable steadiness tackle the waves and are judged on their browsing abilities.


After taking a hiatus throughout 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Surf Metropolis Surf Canine competitors is again in a giant and too cute approach.

About The Surf Canine Competitors

On this sport, “SurFURs” compete in 10-minute weight-based or shredder heats. There’s additionally a tandem occasion that’s twice the cuteness.


Clearly, it’s all super adorable, however these canines are severe athletes who’re in it to win it. No canine will get on a board on this competitors with out eager to. Plus, the competitors is ruff!

In lots of heats, the canines’ individuals act as launchers or handlers. The canines get judged on the size of their journey in addition to their abilities and confidence on the board.


For his or her security, canines will need to have prior browsing expertise and need to put on life vests whereas within the water. In addition they put on contest-provided rash guards that provide visibility within the water. You may be taught extra in regards to the particular guidelines for this competitors and the judging standards here.

Prizes And Fundraising

All taking part canines obtain a “pawticipation” medal. The primary, second, and third place profitable canines get a commemorative trophy formed like a surfboard (and bragging rights.) However these canines are all winners to me, somebody who has by no means stood up on a surfboard.


The occasion additionally serves as a charity fundraiser. Charity companions embrace Barks of Love, Heal Our Troops America, Miracle Basis SD (which focuses on rehabilitating and rehoming animals in high-kill shelters all through southern California,) and extra. The listing of charity companions is obtainable on the Surf Dog Events website.


Spectators are, in fact, welcome at this occasion, so should you’re capable of make it to Huntington Seashore subsequent September, you possible gained’t remorse taking the journey. Take a look at the Surf Dog Events’ Instagram page for, properly, extra photographs of doggies browsing. Right here’s another simply to tide you over till subsequent yr:


Surf’s up, pups!

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