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

Roka Phantom Sunglasses combine Athletic Performance with Luxury Style

The ROKA Phantoms are high performance, luxury sunglasses for the athletically inclined.

Soccer Star ZLATAN Appears in own Underwear Commercial

If you are a soccer fan (or football fan, if you aren’t from the U.S.), then you know Zlatan.

Following in the footsteps of David Beckham, Zlatan now has his own brand, A-Z Sportswear. He is promoting it in a campaign that centers around the concept of gold – your own inner gold.

Gold belongs to anyone who dares to start something, and has the strength to see it through. Gold isn’t reserved for the precious few that can afford it. Because it’s inside all of us, just waiting to be uncovered. The more you push yourself, the brighter it shines. ”

Along this theme, A-Z’s boxers have gold on the inside.

The Inner Gold video features music by Swedish rapper Erik Lundin.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watch as Land Rover BAR rules America’s Cup

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watch on as Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup team take the series overall lead on previous leaders Emirates Team New Zealand and current Defenders Oracle Team USA.


Among the hundreds of thousands of supporters that turned out to cheer the British team on were The Duchess of Cambridge – Royal Patron to the team’s official charity, the 1851 Trust, accompanied by The Duke of Cambridge.

Their Royal Highnesses watched the action from the water as Land Rover BAR thrilled the home crowds on the final day of racing.

The British summer finally arrived creating a perfect setting for both the Land Rover BAR sailors and spectators as the team raced their way into 1st place in an action packed weekend of sailing.

Ben Ainslie, Skipper and Team Principal: “It’s brilliant for us as the home team to win again in front of our home crowd, all our supporters. It means a huge amount to us, we’re delighted and I think that for a new team to be leading the World Series now is a good indication of how far we’ve come, but there’s still a long way to go, a lot of hard work between now and the America’s Cup.”

Winter Sports Gift Guide

Winter Gift Guide

The East Coast and the West Coast are both thinking about winter and winter sports. Just the time to look at some options for getting around and having not a good time, but a better time, outdoors.

1. Men’s Crosspoint Hardshell WP Glove: CrosspointTM Waterproof Gloves, made with OutDry waterproof breathable technology, will keep your hands dry and warm thanks to a seamless waterproof membrane bonded to the outer shell material.

Women’s Crosspoint Wind Glove: CrosspointTM Wind Glove, made with 3 layer Artex windproof, waterproof and breathable technology for 3 season cycling.

2. Henley Shirts: Combining fine Bamboo fibers and Merino-wool fibers provide the benefits of a stylish long sleeve button up shirt perfect for bike commuting, and active lifestyles on or off the bike.
Women’s Bamboo-Merino LS Henley Shirt

3. Refuge Pant: Made with the highest performing Elite waterproof breathable fabric the Refuge Pant will keep you comfortable whether you are on long distance touring trip or grueling commute.

4. Women’s Crossover Jacket: The bestselling Elite 2.1 cycling jacket uses eVent and Elite 3-Layer rip stop fabrics, body-mapped to maximize breathability and waterproof/windproof protection.

Refuge Jacket: The Refuge is designed for maximum outdoor use, making it an ideal high-end commuter jacket for rides to work, while also great for mountain biking and crossover outdoor sports such as skiing and mountaineering.

5.These waterproof socks were developed to solve the soggy toe problem and to keep your feet dry while cycling, running, hiking, or any outdoor activity in the rain.

6. Cases for Apple, Android, HTC, Microsoft cases and tablets – hard outer shell and a soft impact resistant core, visually striking while minimizing size and weight. Military drop tested.

7. Meteorite Day Pack: The Meteorite Day Pack was designed for low center of gravity sports where balance matters and is ideal for single day backcountry outings.

8. Tazlina: These skis offer a versatile platform for seamless performance transitioning seamlessly from backside bowls to frontside groomers to steep backcountry lines.