Loews Dog Surfing Competition | Saturday, June 16th

June 14, 2012

See Spot surf at the annual Loews Dog Surfing Competition this Saturday, June 16th, from 10am to 2pm at Dunes Park and Beach, located at 700 Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach.
The Loews Dog Surfing Competition is the nation’s original surfing competition for man’s best friend. Each year, dozens of canines from across the U.S. hang 10 (errr, 20) for a great cause, the The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

This popular competition is an extension of Loews Hotels’ award-winning Loews Loves Pets program and has become a hugely successful fundraiser for non-profit organizations.

Look forward to a wonderful afternoon at the beach! In addition to the competition, enjoy family activities, a delicious lunch by the Devilicious Food Truck, sponsor giveaways and more. Feel free to bring beach chairs, towels, sunscreen and umbrellas, and don’t forget your leash because dogs need to be on a leash at all times.

10 to 10:30 a.m. Practice sessions by San Diego’s premier surfing school, Coronado Surfing Academy, for registered surf dog competitors

11 a.m. Event Begins
Heat 1: Small Surf Dogs (40 pounds and under)
Heat 2: Large Surf Dogs (41 pounds and over)
Heat 3: Tandem Surfing
Heat 4: Ultimate Champion Round (first place winner of Heats 1, 2 and 3)
1 or 2 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Judging Process:
Dogs/teams have 10 minutes to catch their top two waves, and are scored on confidence level, length of ride and overall ability to “grip it and rip it.” The Coronado Surfing Academy can provide surf boards and assistance during the competition.

Ultimate Champion Round
New this year, the winner of the Ultimate Champion Round will become the 2012 “poster dog” for Loews Hotels! The star treatment includes a professional photo shoot and lunch. The featured photos will be showcased on Loews Hotels’ official website as well as the 2013 Loews Surf Dog Competition website, t-shirts and fliers!

Heats 1, 2 and 3
Our surfing champions of Heats 1, 2 and 3 will score a ton of great prizes, including the ultimate pet vacation at Loews Coronado Bay Resort … and endless bragging rights.

Competition Fees:
$50 for Heats One and Two, $55 for Heat Three. Fees also include a competition medal and a great goody bag filled with treats. All proceeds benefit the resort’s non-profit partner, the ASPCA. General admission is FREE.

Please click here to register online.

Loews Dog Surfing Competition

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Dunes Park/Beach
700 Seacoast Drive
Imperial Beach, CA 91932