2008 Loews Dog Surfing Contest Imperial Beach Ca. (photos / video)
A "Doggie Surfer" from the 2008 Loew's Dog Surfing Contest in Imperial Beach.
3rd Annual Loew's Dog Surfing Contest Imperial Beach Ca. June 28 2008
The third annual Loew's Dog Surfing Contest was a great success and everyone participating had a great time at the event.
This event showcases the fabulous and quiet beaches of "IB", and also some great work on the part of Loew's Resort in Coronado to make it happen.
This event is the largest dog surfing competition in the United States and it continues to grow each year. It is a great event that gets people and pets out of the house and puts smiles on the faces on everyone involved.
All proceeds are being donated by Loews Coronado Bay Resort to its Good Neighbor Partner, Modest Needs Foundation, an inspirational organization that aims to prevent poverty before it begins.
Heat One: Small surf dogs 40 pounds and under 1st Place: TJ, a Spanish Spaniel 2nd Place: Murphy, a Fox Wire Terrier 3rd Place: Toby, a Shih Tzu mix
Heat Two: Large surf dogs 41 pounds and over 1st Place: Stoli, a Black Lab 2nd Place: Scooter, a Golden Retriever 3rd Place: Stanley, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Heat Three: Teams (surf dogs and humans surfing together on the same board at the same time) 1st Place: Zoey, a Jack Russell Terrier, and his owners Scott and Tyler Chandler 2nd Place: Pogey, a Poodle mix, and her owner Lauren Leslie
Judges: Mayor Jim Janney, Mayor of Imperial Beach Teevan McManus, Owner of Coronado Surfing Academy Dr. Keith P. Taylor, President of Modest Needs Foundation Elizabeth Edmonds, Regional Controller of Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Each dog and team had three waves (or chances) to impress the judges and was scored on confidence level, length of ride and overall ability to "grip it and rip it."
The resort thanks our amazing emcee, John Weisbarth: An Emmy-winning reporter for Channel 4 San Diego, John Weisbarth brings his high energy and an award-winning style to his role as co-host of the Honda Dealers Padres Pre-game show and the Lexus Postgame show. Weisbarth joined Channel 4 San Diego in 2000 as a reporter for UT High School Sports, which earned him an Emmy nomination. Since then, his credits have included Prime Time Padres, Aztecs Sports Weekly, Chargers Preview, and CIF high school playoffs. In 2002, Weisbarth was honored with an Emmy Award in the Sports Report/Feature category for Bowling with Johnny Midnight, and then again in 2004 for his feature on Blake Higgs. Most recently John received two more Emmy's for features that appeared on Prime Time Padres and Aztecs Sport Weekly. Furry Fan Club: Please click here to sign up for the Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition Furry Fan Club. We’ll keep you posted on our 2009 event.
Thank you, again, to everyone involved in the 3rd Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition. In addition to "hanging 20," canine counterparts and their owners helped raise money for a great cause!
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