Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon hangs ten this Sunday

Abbie hangs fifteen as she rides a wave to shore in the medium sized dog competition, while volunteer Kim Gennick points the way for her and signals how many waves Abbie has ridden so far in the heat, for the judges on shore. (UT San Diego/Zuma Press / Photo by Peggy Peattie/UT San Diego/Copyright 2013 San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC)

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Del Mar Dog Beach, 3200 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar. $10-$35.

Dogs and owners hit the waves Sunday for the annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon to benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center. These water dogs will compete in 10-minute heats based on weight class and are judged on their ability to stay on the board, length of ride, size of wave and maneuverability. New this year is a freestyle surf contest. Canines can surf on the same board with friends or their favorite human and get points for creativity. The event also includes a canine costume contest, dog agility course, a Wagging Wellness Village with food, live music, vendors and kids activities. In remembrance of Sept. 11, first responders and their working dogs will be honored throughout the day. Tributes include a Color Guard, a moment of silence, San Diego Police Department K-9 demonstrations and the singing of the national anthem.


Source: DiscoverSD

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