Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon
11:14 AM, Thursday, August 16
September 9, 2012

Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon is a fun event at Del Mar Dog Beach that raises funds for orphaned animals at Helen Woodward Animal Center! There are many ways to help raise money and participate in our event:

Surf Dog Competition:

Owners and their pets will participate in 20 minute heats based on the dogs weight class. They will be judged on their ability to ride the waves, having fun and staying on their boards! There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for each weight class. All the first place winners from each weight class will move on to the finals. There will be Grand Prizes awarded to our top three finalists at the end of the day.:

May the best Surf Dog win!


Doo the Dah for Dogs is our human surfing costume contest! Surfers decide whether they want to surf on their own or in a team. You can even ride tandem with your furry friend! Participants must pledge to catch a set number of waves within a 30 minute time frame and solicit friends and neighbors for financial support on behalf of their efforts.

Judges will be on the lookout for the best themed team or individual!

Other fun animal-friendly activities include:

Beach Bum Bikini Babe Canine Costume Contest

Dog Agility course - Thanks to San Diego Pet Training

Interactive Vendor Booths from the surf and pet industries.

Helen Woodward Animal Center will be on sight with adoptable dogs and trained professionals to answer all animal related questions!

Local and national media will be involved in the promotion and coverage of this event, with expected attendance in the thousands!

Don't miss out on a great day at the beach with your furry friend!

Event Location:
North Beach in Del Mar (Also known as Dog Beach or the River Mouth)

Need directions? Click here for a map

Event Schedule:

Opportunity Tickets Sold 9/9/2012 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Small Dog Surf Heats 9/9/2012 8:30 am - 9:10 am
Medium Dog Surfing Heats 9/9/2012 9:15 am - 9:55 am
Beach Bum and Bikini Babe Canine Costume Contest 9/9/2012 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Large Dog Surfing Heats 9/9/2012 10:30 am - 11:10 am
Doo the Dah for the Dogs (Human Surfing Costume Contest) 9/9/2012 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
XL Dog Surfing Heats 9/9/2012 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm
BEST IN SURF (winners from each heat) 9/9/2012 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Party Wave and Longest Ride World Records 9/9/2012 1:25 pm - 1:45 pm
Award Ceremony 9/9/2012 1:50 pm - 2:20 pm

Doo the Dah for Dogs: $35.00 - Human Surfing Costume Contest

Dog Surfer Heat: $35.00 - Doggie Surfing, with its human lending a hand

Six Legged Package: $55.00 - Surfing two heats is twice the fun! If you want to surf in the human-only heat AND in the dog surfer heat, this is the package for you.

Cheering Section: No Fees - Raise money for your friends, family, and four-legged surfer pals

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