Last weekend, Imperial Beach in Southern San Diego played host to the 3rd Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition. Its really a pretty cool event to watch as thousands of spectators came to watch dogs of all sorts of sizes and breeds hang ten in the beautiful San Diego surf. The weather was perfect, as thousands of people and dozens of vendors enjoyed watching dogs shred some waves, sometimes in tandem with their owners. All proceeds from the event went to Modest Needs Foundation, a charity that helps to prevent poverty before it begins.
These are the following winners from this years 2008 Surf Dog Competition:
Small Surf Dogs, 40 pounds and under
1st Place: TJ, a Spanish Spaniel
2nd Place: Murphy, a Fox Wire Terrier
3rd Place: Toby, a Shih Tzu mix
Large surf dogs 41 pounds and over
1st Place: Stoli, a Black Lab
2nd Place: Scooter, a Golden Retriever
3rd Place: Stanley, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Teams (surf dogs and humans surfing together on the same board at the same time)
1st Place: Zoey, a Jack Russell Terrier, and his owners Scott and Tyler Chandler
2nd Place: Pogey, a Poodle mix, and her owner Lauren Leslie
Here are some cool photos from the event.