SAN DIEGO, CA, May 17, 2010 – Surf dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog who raises funds and awareness for charitable causes, is taking time off from her busy work schedule to have some fun! On Saturday, May 22, she’ll be joining her surf buddies from the Golden SurFURS and the So Cal Surf Dogs as they enjoy the festivities at the 5th Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition. It will be a fun day of surf and sand, and Ricochet, the Golden SurFURS and So Cal Surf Dogs invite all dogs to hang 20 with them!
Have you ever seen a surfing dog? Chances are that if you live in Southern California you have! But have you ever thought about your dog surfing? The Loews Surf Dog Competition is the perfect venue to give it a try!
There are small dog and large dog heats, and contestants are judged based on their level of confidence, length of ride and their overall ability to “grip it and rip it.” Ricochet, the Golden SurFURS and So Cal Surf Dogs will be surfing in the competition, but they don’t care if they win a medal because it’s all about having fun! The best surf dog is the one having the most fun. So come on out and have some fun!
The Loews Surf Dog Competition is a fun activity for the whole family, and even if your dog doesn’t surf you will have a great time watching these canines hang 20. This year, the event benefits the San Diego Police Department Canine Unit through the San Diego Police Foundation.
Surf Dog Ricochet is a member of both the Golden SurFURS and the So Cal Surf Dogs. When she’s not working in her role as SURFice dog, she can often be seen surfing or having fun with both groups. Ricochet will be surfing in the large dog category at Loews, as well as surfing tandem with her littermate Kalani, riding as the “Twisted Sisters.” Those of you familiar with Ricochet know she has a propensity to chase birds, and it’s not uncommon to see her ride a wave in and then take off after a bird. Nobody cares though, because it’s all about fun!
Ricochet will be wearing a neon pink rashguard, so be sure to stop her and say hi!
The Golden SurFURS are part of the San Diego Golden Retriever Meet-up Group, and you guessed it – they’re all Golden Retrievers. They are a very popular, friendly, fun loving meet-up group that has more than 830 members. They get together for free activities at least once a month, but will often meet more frequently than that. They created the Golden SurFURS three years ago, and are always looking to add more Goldens to their SurFURS, as well as to their fun group. So look for the gaggle of Goldens under their red banner at the Loews event, and stop by their tent to join the group!
The So Cal Surf Dogs are a fun loving group of Southern California dog owners who focus on having fun with their dogs while promoting dog surfing. Experience isn’t necessary, but a fun attitude is! The So Cal Surf Dogs promotes safety first with fun being a very close second! They’ve got a good mix of breeds and sizes among their SurFURS, and they’re eager to meet your dog too! All dogs (and dog owners) are welcome regardless of skill level or ability. They enthusiastically encourage anyone whose dog surfs or wants to surf to join their group. They’ll be at the Loews event, so follow the laughter and stop by their tent to learn more about the group!
Ricochet, the Golden SurFURS, and the So Cal Surf Dogs look forward to meeting you and your dog at the 5th Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition! See you there!
PHOTOS: Judy Fridono
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