World Dog Surfing Championships
Pickles the Therapy Pig makes appearance at annual event
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 August, 2017 - You never know what's going to happen in a Dog Surfing Competition, and the 2nd Annual World Dog Surfing Championships was no exception. It brought together some of the top expert and amateur dog surfers. It welcomed thousands of fans. It created a fabulous Surf Dog Village with over 18 partners and vendors, including charities the Peninsula Humane Society and Rocket Dog Rescue. Plus, it gave fantastic moments in dog surfing.
And then of course, there where the whales. Yes, a pod of humpback whales set up shop right behind the lineup of dogs and provided additional scenery to an already exciting view.
The competition was fierce, the waves unpredictable, the breaching whales in the background a bit distracting, and thousands of fans enjoyed the 2nd Annual World Dog Surfing Championships in Pacifica near San Francisco, where over 3 dozen amateurs and top dog surfers participated in the event.
Oh, there was also the world's first solo surfing pig, Pickles the Therapy Pig.
Judging was tough, because all of the dogs gave their best efforts. The panel of Sam Stahl, Charly Kayle, and Royce Linder, however were able to narrow down the competitors to winners in the following categories:
OBE Small Surf Dogs Award
Medium Surf Dogs Award
WOODROW WEAR Large Surf Dogs Award
Tandem Surf Dogs Award
Teddy and Derby
The Spaniels (aka "The Littles")
Tristan and Bean
Tandem Human/Dog Award
Dayton & Roxy
Ryan & Partner
Top Surf Dogs Award