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It’s back! The Annual Unleashed by Petco™ Surf City Surf Dog® Competition

“3 Days of Doggone Fun” Returning to Huntington Beach

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (August 20, 2014) – Dog owners hailing from as far as Florida, Canada and Brazil will be packing up their pups and bringing them to sunny Huntington Beach to participate in the Unleashed by Petco Surf City Surf Dog® event. Held September 26 – 28, the centerpiece of this event features a multi-heat surfing competition with dogs as the contestants. The weekend-long event also features a “Yappy Hour” Red Carpet event, a PAWabunga Costume Contest, a Dog Surfing History Exhibit and the inaugural International Surf Dog Walk of Fame.

Photo by Diane Edmonds
Photo by Diane Edmonds

“This is such a high-energy, entertaining weekend for pets, pet parents and surf fans alike,” says Lisa Scolman of Book That Event, LLC, the event organizer. “There’s something for everyone throughout the weekend.”

Surf City Surf Dog entrants will compete in four weight-class divisions, as well as tandem heat and shredder heats, and will be judged on a variety of skills, including the duration of their ride and their confidence on the board. Marine conditions, such as the size of the wave, will also be taken into consideration. Prizes will be awarded to the top dogs but, of course, all pooches will be winners and will receive a commemorative participation medal.

“As a Southern California-based company, we’re excited to host such a fantastic event that not only embodies our local surf culture, but provides a fun day of bonding for pets and pet parents,” says Evan Harding, Director of Marketing for Unleashed by Petco.

This event is part of the Double-Dog Dare Surf Series, which included the Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog event that took place at Imperial Beach in San Diego in July. Dogs who compete in both events will receive a special towel sponsored by Pooch Hotel.

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