Petco Unleashed Surf Dog Competition Comes to Imperial Beach Saturday July 29th!
Jul 25, 2017 10:40AM
● By Tyler Chalmers
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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Dave Chalmers and Max the Surf Dog, 1974
DC and Max, America's Amazing Animals