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Petco Unleashed Surf Dog Competition Comes to Imperial Beach Saturday, July 28th!

Jul 16, 2018 07:39PM ● Published by Paul Spear


Get stoked! It's time for the most adorable surf event of the year . . .The Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition, where fearless surFUR dogs will jump on their boards and hang 20!  The Imperial Beach event is the original surf dog competition. Check out the action adjacent to the Imperial Beach Pier, where more than 60 dogs are expected to participate in this family friendly event, which raises funds for the San Diego Humane Society.


Times approximate and subject to change:

JULY 28 | 2018 

  • 8:00 AM – Check-In Opens
  • 8:00 AM – 1 PM – SurFUR Expo
  • 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM – Beer Garden
  • 8:30 AM – 2:15 PM – Surf Dog Competition
  • 2:30 PM – Awards Ceremony

Registration includes a collectors t-shirt and medal.


Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition registration is limited!   Heats include Single Dog and Tandem. 


  • Weight Heats (owner launched) - weight-based heats with five dogs maximum per heat. (2 heats max/weight category)
  • Weight Heats (handler launched) - weight-based heats with five dogs maximum per heat. (1 heat per weight category)
  • Shredder Heats (only the owner can launch) – advanced surFUR heats with five dogs maximum per heat. (2 heats total) 


There will only be one heat each of dog/dog and two of dog/human: 

  • Dog/Dog Surf
  • Dog/Human Surf   

 No late registration will be allowed.



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