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Petco Unleashed Surf Dog Competition Comes to Imperial Beach Saturday July 29th!

Jul 25, 2017 10:40AM ● Published by Tyler Chalmers

Gallery: 2016 Surf Dog Competition [93 Images] Click any image to expand.

The annual surf dog competition makes its way back to Imperial Beach on Saturday, July 29th. These furry pups will be competing throughout the day beginning around 8:30 A.M and go to until about 2:15. There are a variety of events for the day including dog/dog tandem, dog/human, and dog/human stand up paddle board. The event will be held right next the pier and some proceeds and charitable donations will go to the San Diego humane society. This Saturday Imperial Beach will be scattered with wet pups! 

As we look back on the history of this adorable sport we can see a man I knew very well, David Chalmers. The board that he and his dog Max used to ride hangs in the main lifeguard tower and
 surfing museum upstairs. The two were never found without each other and traveled all throughout Mexico and California riding the waves. Being one of the first people to ride with mans best friend he had gained some attention from news outlets and photographers that saw this for the first time. To him, it was a past time with one of his best friends and paved the way for the sport today. 

See some great video below of the first Surf Dog with DC and Max!
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Tyler Chalmers

 








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