What Smells Like Wet Dogs and Surf Wax?

The 3rd Annual “Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon

Pat Webber and San Diego Surfing Academy will join HWAC, Pro surfer Guy Takayama and Rob Kuty from San Diego Pet Training to teach Doggie Surf Clinics at 10 and 11 a.m. August 9 and 23 in Del Mar in preparation of The 3rd Annual “Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon.

The aroma of wet fur, salty air, and an occasional shout of, “Cowabunga, Dog!” will point the way to the third annual “Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon” benefiting Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) on Sunday, September 7 at Dog Beach in Del Mar, Calif.

“During the 2007 event several hundred dogs and thousands of people ‘joined paws’ to make the second annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon benefiting Helen Woodward Animal Center a major success,” HWAC spokesman John Van Zante said. “Last year 60 registered surfing dogs, 110 human surfers, and thousands of spectators lined the beach. This year we’re expecting even more families to join us.”

“Most of the participants and sponsors will return from last year and many more will sign up. All proceeds going directly back to support the programs and services at Helen Woodward Animal Center,” HWAC Sponsorship Manager Nedra Abramson said.

In addition to the four-pawed surfers, prizes will also be awarded for human surfers with the Longest Wave, Best Trick, and Gnarliest Wipe-Out as determined by world champion surfer Guy Takayama and judges from Swami’s Surfing Association.

Prizes will be awarded for surfers who raise the most money. The grand prize for the top fundraiser will be an all-expense paid surf trip for two to an exotic destination. The team that raises the most money will win a trip for six to surfing hot spot Las Gaviotas.

“Dry land” activities will include the Canine Costume Contest when dogs strut the “dogwalk” as celebrity judges pick this year’s Beach Bum and Bikini Babe Title Champs.

For more information visit Helen Woodward Animal Center at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe or call (858) 756-4117, ext. 339.

View photos of Surf Dog Surf-AThon 2007 or register online for Surf Dog 2008 on Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Web site at www.animalcenter.org.

Related posts:

  1. Carmel Valley’s Dirty Dogs gets pets squeaky clean
  2. Energy woes don’t slow Surf Cup’s widespread appeal
  3. Rotary Club hosts exchange students
  4. Caregiver Resource Center celebrates Bastille Day
  5. Letters to the Editor: July 18, 2008

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=7945

Posted by on Aug 5, 2008. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RSS LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Rancho Santa Fe Library to present Alzheimer’s series
    Taking aim at Alzheimer’s, the county Board of Supervisors in May launched the Alzheimer’s Project, an effort to create a regional strategy to improve caregiver resources and to support research efforts to find better treatments and ultimately, a cure for the disease. […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Invasive Plants and Better Alternatives
    By Steve Jacobs, Nature Designs In California we are lucky to live in a mild climate that allows us to grow amazing landscapes. Because of this mild climate, plants from other parts of the world often thrive; and some grow so well they become known as invasive. These plants ‘jump fences’ and ‘throw seeds.’ Their […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe School District’s robotics program receives new funding
    The Rancho Santa Fe School District is making its school’s robotics program more robust this year, allocating $42,500 in stipends to staff coaches just like the district does for its athletics program. “I think the program has taken a big step,” said Superintendent Lindy Delaney. “I think we’re on our way toward developing a great program there.” John Galipa […]