Hounds Rule at the World Dog Surfing Championships

 

The competition was fierce, the waves unpredictable, the breaching whales in the background a bit distracting, and thousands of fans enjoyed the 2nd Annual World Dog Surfing Championships in Pacifica near San Francisco, where over 3 dozen amateurs and top dog surfers participated in the event.



THE FINAL RESULTS:

OBE Small Surf Dogs Award

  1. Gidget
  2. Sampson
  3. Lucy

Medium Surf Dogs Award

  1. Abbey
  2. Cherie
  3. Tristan

WOODROW WEAR Large Surf Dogs Award

  1. Skyler
  2. Teddy
  3. Derby

Tandem Surf Dogs Award

  1. Teddy and Derby
  2. The Spaniels (aka “The Littles”)
  3. Tristan and Bean

 

Tandem Human/Dog Award

  1. Sklyer/Homer Henard
  2. Dayton and Roxy
  3. Ryan Augenstein and 2Scoops

Top Surf Dogs Award

  1. Abbie
  2. Sampson
  3. Teddy

 

Other awards were presented for the Top Ball-Fetch-in-Water Competition presented by Goughnuts and the Dog Beach Fashion Competition presented by Pet Renu.

 

Publication Release: The Dog’s Guide to Surfing, 3rd Edition

TasteTV and TCB Cafe Publishing and Media are pleased to announce the publication of the new 3rd Edition of the genre-making book, THE DOG’S GUIDE TO SURFING.

The book that created and launched an actual international sport: Competitive Dog Surfing. Here is the premier guide to the surfing lifestyle from the view of surfers who love to hang ten with man’s best friend. “The Dog’s Guide to Surfing” brings the greatest stories, profiles lessons, advice, tips, movies, gear, and surf wear to anyone who has ever wanted to catch a wave with their four-legged pals.

Whether you just like to stroll on the beach, play in the water, or get in the line-up, “The Dog’s Guide to Surfing” shows how to really be a surfdog.

The 3rd edition is now 224 pages, and contains over 90 additional pages above the 2nd Edition, including new surf dog profiles of some of the world’s best dog surfers, as well as important dog surfing events from California to Florida, and from Texas to Australia.

Recently featured in SURFER Magazine‘s article, “How to Teach Your Dog to Surf“.

Available Now on Amazon

Norcal World Dog Surfing Championship awes San Francisco Bay Area

It was a great day for the first time Norcal Dog Surfing event (aka the World Dog Surfing Championships), and over 400 dog and surfing lovers came out to check out the stars, including local media outlets such as KQED, NBC, KPIX (CBS), the Bay Area News Group, and more. (see press coverage and some videos here)

Ratings were led by veteran solo dog surfers Abbie Surfs and Brandy the Pug, in close pursuit by tandem dog surfer Skyler, doing her first foray in solo surfing.

There were four heats in all: 2 for small/medium dogs, 1 for large dogs, 1 for the top dogs (trophies)

Top Dogs (trophies)
1. Abbie (Michael Uy, www.instagram.com/abbiesurfs/ )
2. Brandy (Jonny Dorman, www.instagram.com/brandy_the_pug/ )
3. Skyler (Homer Henard, www.instagram.com/skylerthesurfingdog/)

Small/Medium Dogs
1. Abbie (Michael Uy, www.instagram.com/abbiesurfs/ )
2. Brandy (Jonny Dorman, www.instagram.com/brandy_the_pug/ )
3. Wes (Christine Campopiano, www.instagram.com/westhesurfdog/)

Large Dogs
1. Skyler (Homer Henard, www.instagram.com/skylerthesurfingdog/)
2. Barb (Linda Lyman, Pawssage.com)