Monday, June 29, 2009

Hunington Beach River Mouth

On Sunday (June 28, 2009) Nani went up to Hunington Beach to help Rene with his novice surfing dogs in getting ready for the first ever Surfinpaws Dog Surfing Competition! It turns out Laylan Connelly from the Orange County Register was there to do a story about the practice session and the event. Check it out at:
Great photos and video!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Loews Surf Dog Competition

Nani surfed in the Loews Surf Dog Competition on Saturday, June 20, 2009 in Imperial Beach, just south of San Diego. Over 60 dogs braved the cold, cloudy day with sloppy waves to raise money for the "Modest Needs Foundation" She didn’t win but we had a great time!

You can see a short video of her on You Tube at:

I uploaded some photos my son Matt took at the event on our Flickr site at:

She was wearing a Doggie Life Vest (safety first) that my sister modified with a wild fabric and ruffles, so it was clear she was a girl!

You can see a great slide show of the event at:

There were reporters and news crews from all over the world.

Gabi was interviewed by a news crew from a TV station in Berlin.

I was interviewed by a news crew from a TV station in Japan.

Nani was on the front page on the San Diego Union Tribune on Sunday Morning. You can see the article at:

Gabi's sister lives in Munich, Germany. Monday morning she e-mailed us a picture of Nani on a surfboard with 4 other dogs that appeared in the Munich newspaper.

If we lived in the mountains, she’d be pulling a cart, but alas…we live in southern California.

What’s a Berner to do? Why Surf of course!

She Loves it! She really does!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Dog Surfing Competition

Hey Surf Doggies.
My son took a few photos at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Surf Dog Competition in Ocean Beach on Friday, June 12, 2009. I picked a few out and put them up on Flickr. Go to:
Click on one of the photos, then click on the little projection screen on the right. This will go into a slide show. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Purina Incredible Dog Challenge-Surf Dog Competition

On Friday, June 12, Nani competed in the first ever Purina Incredible Dog Challenge - Surf Dog Competition. The event was held at Dog Beach in Ocean Beach. Six small dogs and six large dogs were invited to participate. It was a gray, overcast day with sloppy waves, but was a ton of fun! There were some awesome dogs and the nicest group of people you would ever want to hang with! In the end, Nani took second place in the large dog group with first place going to Stanley and his trainer Greg. The incredible Buddy with trainer Bruce, won first place in the small dog division with second place going to Abbie and trainer Michael. The event was run by Carson Events who did a terrific job! Thanks Cathy!! The event will air on ESPN sometime in late July 2009 or early August, 2009. Matt took over 650 photos. I put some of them on my Facebook page. Go to:

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Nani filmed by Fox5 News

Nani was filmed on Monday (June 8,2009) by Fox5 News at Dog Beach, Coronado to promote the upcoming Loews Surf Dog Competition. See video at: