Surf City Surf Dog Competition At Huntington Beach in California

The 2nd Annual Surf City Surf Dog competition was held at Surf City USA on Sunday, September 19, 2010. Dogs and owners were able to compete in a variety of events while raising money for animal welfare organizations, according to event officials. Dogs could compete in either a ‘Groms’ heat – which involved small, medium, large or extra large dog surfing heats, or the ‘Shredder’ division where dogs were judged on a variety of skills, including, the length of their ride, the size of the wave and their confidence on the board.

  • Dogs competed in either a beginners 'Grom' group - where small, medium, large or extra large dogs were allowed many people to assist them or there was the expert 'Shredder' division which allowed just two helpers. Surf dog Toby rides a wave with rubber ducky friends during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.comDogs competed in either a beginners 'Grom' group - where small, medium, large or extra large dogs were allowed many people to assist them or there was the expert 'Shredder' division which allowed just two helpers. Surf dog Toby rides a wave with rubber ducky friends during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.com
  • Surfer dog Abbie (L) who is an Australian Kelpie cross, drops in on Cali (R) as they rides waves to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.comSurfer dog Abbie (L) who is an Australian Kelpie cross, drops in on Cali (R) as they rides waves to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.com
  • A surfer dog wipes out as he rides a wave to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.comA surfer dog wipes out as he rides a wave to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.com
  • Most of the pooches wore the look of "What am I doing here?" as a large wall of Pacific Ocean either carried them to the beach or, more likely than not, swamped them and tested the buoyancy of their life jackets. Surfer dogs Deagan rides a wave to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.comMost of the pooches wore the look of "What am I doing here?" as a large wall of Pacific Ocean either carried them to the beach or, more likely than not, swamped them and tested the buoyancy of their life jackets. Surfer dogs Deagan rides a wave to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.com
  • Surfer dog Abbie who is an Australian Kelpie cross, rides a wave to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.comSurfer dog Abbie who is an Australian Kelpie cross, rides a wave to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.com
  • Dogs competed in either a beginners 'Grom' group - where small, medium, large or extra large dogs were allowed many people to assist them or there was the expert 'Shredder' division which allowed just two helpers. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.comDogs competed in either a beginners 'Grom' group - where small, medium, large or extra large dogs were allowed many people to assist them or there was the expert 'Shredder' division which allowed just two helpers. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.com
  • Surf dog Hollywood rides a wave to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.comSurf dog Hollywood rides a wave to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.com
  • A surf dog wipes out as he tries to ride a wave to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.comA surf dog wipes out as he tries to ride a wave to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.com
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  • A surf dog rides a wave to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.comA surf dog rides a wave to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.com
  • A surf dog rides a wave to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.comA surf dog rides a wave to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.com
  • A surf dog wipes out during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.comA surf dog wipes out during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.com
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  • Surfer dog Abbie who is an Australian Kelpie cross, rides a wave to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.comSurfer dog Abbie who is an Australian Kelpie cross, rides a wave to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.com
  • Surfer dogs ride waves to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.comSurfer dogs ride waves to the beach during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.com
  • Surfer dog Joey, waits for his heat during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.comSurfer dog Joey, waits for his heat during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California on September 19, 2010. Photo: Surfcitysurfdog.com

The 2nd Annual Surf City Surf Dog competition was held at Surf City USA on Sunday, September 19, 2010. Dogs and owners were able to compete in a variety of events while raising money for animal welfare organizations, according to event officials. Dogs could compete in either a ‘Groms’ heat – which involved small, medium, large or extra large dog surfing heats, or the ‘Shredder’ division where dogs were judged on a variety of skills, including, the length of their ride, the size of the wave and their confidence on the board.

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