Surfing dogs of all shapes and sizes returned to Southern California over the weekend for a day full of four legged competition. The Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon packed the Del Mar dog beach with pet owners and their furry friends on Sunday as a fundraiser for the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
With over 80 dogs and 60+ vendors in attendance, the Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon is still the largest event of its kind. During the competition, each surfer was judged by a celebrity panel with well known names such as Jaime Chambers from FOX 5 News, premier surf instructor & top male tandem surfer Kahuna Bob, Founder and publisher of Surf Life for Women Magazine, Sunshine Makarow, Jagger & Kristi, hosts of the morning show on Magic 92.5, NBA’S only female scout (LA Lakers), and former Miss Dallas-Fort Worth USA Bonnie- Jill Laflin.
Four different weight classes divided the competitors into their appropriate categories, with each one wearing a life vest as a precaution. Some were even brave enough to compete in a costume while surfing in order to help raise funds for homeless animals. Winners were selected based upon their ability to ride the waves, have fun and stay on their boards. Check out the photo gallery below of the Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon 2013 to see the action yourself!
Photos: Clayton Walking Eagle