First launched in 2006 by the animal welfare and education organization Helen Woodward Animal Center, the contest started out as a fun way that pet owners could ride the surf and raise a little money for homeless animals. Today, the Surf-a-thon is considered the "world's largest dog surfing event” - attendance topped nearly 4,000 this year - and there was no certainly no shortage of people and dog watching at this crazy event!
|A shredding Shepherd? Or is that Pyrenees?|
Extra cool moment: Ricochet, a.k.a: Rip Curl Ricki, and Patrick Ivison, a fifteen year-old quadriplegic surfer, completing the first known tandem surfing ride between an adaptive surfer and a dog at the event!