Surf Dog Competition

Surf City Surf Dog CompetitionSunday’s events include the World Famous Surf City Surf Dog Competition,  presented by Surf Dog’s Sports Grill!  

$50 Registration fee includes:

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  • PAWticipation Medallion
  • PAWticipant VIP Hospitality
  • $10 from your entry fee will go directly to the Charity Partner of your choice!  When you register make sure you designate who you want to support and we encourage you to start your own fundraising page to raise additional funds for Official Charities.
  • Discounts for families with multiple dogs or multiple events (dog surfing and tandem).
  • Check the event schedule for times


From a bird’s eye view to a dog’s eye view and everywhere in between, the Action Cam by Sony is the perfect companion for capturing all the excitement of Surf City Surf Dog™. Registered participants can visit the Sony space on Sunday, 9/29 to borrow an Action Camera and mounts. Play all day and see if you, or your K9 have what it takes to be a videographer in Sony’s Surf City Dogumentary. Three of the best videographers, as determined by Sony’s video crew, will get to go home with one of Sony’s 2nd generation Action Cams. Prove yourself.

In addition, first place overall in each weigh category in the Surf City Surf Dog™ Competition, will win an Action Cam by Sony!  Must be registered to win; only one camera awarded per participant.

Registration Fees:  $50 thru 9/27, $55 9/28 and event day. Cash, Check and Credit Card will be accepted on-site.

One-On-One Lessons

Surf City Surf Dog will be hosting private one-on-one lessons in July/August/September. When you register, please note that you want to be informed about scheduling information or click here. Our lesson are taught by real surfers/surf instructors and dog lovers! Register here for lessons!

Division / Heat Information

All surFURS will compete with other dogs in the same weight class.  The top three or more dogs in each weight class) will advance to finals. (Not necessarily in each heat)   Advancement is purely at the judges’ discretion.  Prizes will be awarded by weight heat and overall as well.

Download the  Surf City Surf Dog Judging Information


  • Tandem/SUP – Owner/Dog or Dog/Dog
  • X-Large Dogs (60 lbs +)
  • Large Dogs (41 lbs – 59 lbs)
  • Medium Dogs (21 lbs – 40 lbs)
  • Small Dogs (20 lbs and under)
  • For a schedule of the heats, please check the schedule page

All registered dogs will receive a participation Sterling Silver Medallion.  Winners of each weight division will win a commemorative award.  The overall Surf Dog Champion will also win a merchandise award. The awards ceremony will be held at The Shorebreak Hotel following the last Final. Surf City Surf Dog Rockin'Fig - Voice of the U.S. Open

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