Friday, November 12, 2010

Nani auditions for the 2011 Natural Balance Rose Parade Float

Nani and her So Cal Surf Dog buddies Dozer, Ricochet, Kalani, Antonio and Guido went to the Natural Balance Headquarters in Pacima California to audition for the 2011 Rose Parade Float. It will be the heavest float ever!
It will have a pool for Dockdogs to dive into and an area in front for dogs to skim board. Nani auditioned for the skim boarding.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Skim Board Practice

Nani is saying "You got to be kidding me!"
Kiki is just laughing at both of us!
(Nani is sitting on the skimboard)
Nani and several of the So Cal Surf Dogs went to Dog Beach in Del Mar on Thursday afternoon to give Skim Boarding a try.
What a beautiful afternoon at Dog Beach. It was a perfect low tide.
We have been invited to audition for the Natural Balance 2011 Rose Parade float on Monday in Pacoima, California.
All the Surf Dogs gave it thier best. News at Eleven!

2011 Rose Parade

Nani and several of her So Cal Surf Dog Team Mates, have been invited up to Pacoima California to tryout for the Natural Balance 2011 Rose Parade Float!
This ought to be interesting!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Nani & Dozer Shoot an ad campaign!

  Travel in style. Nani & Dozer do!
Schubach Aviation
Schubach Aviation's Bombardier Challenger 601

Dozer & Nani chillin after a workout
Nani and Dozer participated in a photo shoot for The Helen Woodward Animal Center and Schubach Aviation.
The best friends are already world famous Surf Dogs, Movie Stars and celebrities. Now they add Models to their repertoire!
We went to the MeClellan-Palomar Airport to shoot a series of 5 different promotions for Helen Woodward Animal Center's 2011 events.
The fun took place inside one of Henry Schubach's Bombardier Challenger 601's. What a beautiful jet!!!
This is one of Schubach's fleet of jet aircraft that fly around the world.
Schubach Aviation's fleet of private aircraft also includes Learjets, a Gulfstream IV, Learjet 35, Learjet 55, five Hawkers, several Citations, and a King Air turbo prop. The Shoot was inside the Bombardier Challenger 601s because it give passengers more room to stretch out. This jet is typically used for the longer trips.
Nani and Dozer were Awesome and did everything the Director and Photographer's asked of them.
Special thanks to Henry Schubach for allowing us to use his incredible plane!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Check out our new So Cal Surf Dog website!

The So Cal Surf Dogs have a new web site.
All kinds of interesting information.
Photos of Surf Dogs.
Videos of Surf Dogs.
Biographies of all our Surf Dogs.
A Calendar for events and practice sessions.
Learn to surf your dog.
Links to all our supporters and incredible organizations.
Check It Out!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Surf City Surf Dog Competition in Huntington Beach California

Nani won first place and took 'Best Trick' at the 2010 Surf City Surf Dog Competition in Huntington Beach on Sunday, September 19, 2010. They are now calling it the 'Wiamea' of Dog Surfing events because the waves were so big.

2010 Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon

Nani placed First in her Extra Large Dog heat with the highest score!
Nani also placed First in the "Doo Dah" surfing as "Punk Rock Dogs with Nani's buddy 'Dozer' his owner's Doug and Gigi and Peter.
We all helped Helen Woodward raise a record $110,000.00 to support the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

Next years Helen Woodward's Surf-A-Thon Billboard?

Please vote for the So Cal Surf Dogs to be on the Billboards for next year's Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon. Nani, Ricochet, Dozer and Toby love to surf together!
Each vote only cost a buck and all the proceeds go to the Helen Woodward Animal center.
Dale Porter took an awesome photo. Let's share it with San Diego!!!
Tell all your friends to vote as well. Contest ends September 30th, 2010.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Nani in Times Square

Nani and her SurFur Pals Ricochet, Dozer and Toby were on the big screen in times Square!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Nani gets tubed!

Nani was practicing for the upcoming Helen Woodward Animal Center's Surf Dog Surf_A-Thon when John Grover snapped a photo of her getting tubed.

Shooting out of the barrel, she rode this one all the way to the beach!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nani & Friends Surfing Together

Dogs who Surf together....are friends for life!

Nani, Ricochet, Dozer and Toby.

Dog Beach Del Mar 8-29-10

(Phot by Dale Porter)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cover of 2010 Surf City Surf Dog Competiton Post Cards

Nani is the Cover of the 2010 Surf City Surf Dog Competiton Poster and Post Cards.
The Competition will be held on September 19, 2010 at Dog Beach in Huntington Beach, California. Thanks Lisa and Jodi!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Murphy's Blog

Check out Murphy's Blog at:

Murphy learns to Surf!

Our new friend Debbie and her Great Dane 'Murphy' came to the Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon Clinic to learn to surf on Saturday
He was awesome and will soon be giving all the xtra large dogs competition at the upcoming Dog Surfing Events. He's biggest dog we've ever seen surf!
Big, Big Woof!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Nani posted some photos of the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Surf Dog Competition.
She won first place in the Large Dog Division and we won Second Place in the Tandem Division.
have a look:


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Marmaduke Red Carpet in the news

Nani and buddies Dozer and Stanley were featured in an article in the Coast News.
They were invited to attend a Red carpet Premiere for the Marmaduke movie and a Paw-a-graph signing event to benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Lots of kids and lots of Paw-a-graphs!
Some of our So Cal Surf Dog Buddies came as well. Judy with Ricochet, Andra with Kalani, Patti with Antonio and Guido, Jack with Toby, Deb with Kona and Dina with John.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Surf Dog Competition

Nani won First Place in the second annual Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Surf Dog Competition held on Friday, June 11, 2010 at Dog Beach in Ocean Beach, in San Diego, California.
She was one of many SurFURs (Surf Dogs) who were invited to participate.
The waves were big and sloppy and the weather was cold and grey but in the end, the best Surf dogs prevailed!
Nani's best buddy Dozer (AKA 'Da Bull') an English Bulldog, took first place in the Small Dog Division. (Dozer's a small dog???)
Second place in the small dog division went to the best and oldest surf dog surfing today, Buddy!
In the Large Dog Division, first place went to our favorite Surfing Bernese Mountain Dog, Nani.
Second place went to Kalani a Golden Retriever and third place to her litter mate Ricochet!
In the Tandem Division, Buddy and Owner Bruce Hooker took first place.
Nani and the big old guy took second place. (This was only the third time we tried this and the first time in a competition. The surfboard was really to small for the tonnage placed upon it!)
Third place went to Dozer and Toby!
The event was filmed for airing in a couple of weeks on TV. We will post more details when we hear!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Nani & Marmaduke

Nani went to the Marmaduke Premier on Saturday night on the beach in Imperial Beach, California. First a party for all the SurFURS who competed in the Loews Surf Dog Competition earlier in the day, then the first screening of the new Marmaduke Movie.

Nani, her best buddies Dozer and Stanley were featured as real surfing dogs in the movie!

They had a red carpet set up for Owen Wilson (Marmaduke) and George Lopez and the rest of the cast and crew. They provided food and beverages for everyone including a treat and water bar for the dogs! It was a blast. When it was over, the art director gave Nani and Dozer one of the posters!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Marmaduke Screening

See the news flash on the front page of today's 'San Diego Union Tribune' ! 05-13-10
Nani & her 'So Cal Surf Dogs' Buddies have been invited to the private screening of the new Marmaduke Movie to be held on the beach after the Loews Surf Dog Competition in Imperial Beach on Saturday May 22, 2010! Movie will be released June 6th.

Friday, May 7, 2010

So Cal Surf Dogs



A pack of Surfing Dogs, who have been surfing for several years in southern California, have formed a new group, the “So Cal Surf Dogs”.
(The So Cal Surf Dogs broke away from a previous group they helped form, to form the new group. The “So Cal Surf Dogs” and its members no longer have any affiliation with the SDDSA and its members or directors due to differences in goals and aspirations.)

The focus of the newly formed “So Cal Surf Dogs” is to have FUN and promote Dog Surfing!

The “So Cal Surf Dogs” is a fun loving group of dog owners whose surf with their dogs, affectionately referred to as SurFURS.

Currently, while it is a small group of dog owners and SurFURS, the variety of the SurFURS is amazing. They are enthusiastically encouraging anyone who dog surfs, or wants to dog surf, to join the group.

You don’t need to know how to surf to get involved. Only a few members actually surf! Experience isn't necessary, but a FUN attitude is! It's a great activity the whole family can participate in. They encourage all dogs and owners to give it a try, regardless of skill level or ability.

Each dog has an exciting lifestyle, individual talents, and many unique accomplishments. They've got a good mix of breeds and sizes amongst their SurFURS, and they're eager to meet your dog too! All dogs (and dog Owners) are welcome!

The “So Cal Surf Dogs” participate in southern California surf dog contests, support local animal charities, and get together to practice and help others that need it.

The “So Cal Surf Dogs” have a welcoming attitude, and offers help and support to each other, and to new SurFURS both in and out of the water. They can often be seen hanging around the beach, helping a new puppy learn to surf, or showing grandma what their little dog can do! Some of the dog’s tandem surf with each other, and they've gotten as many as five SurFURS on a board at one time. They're going to try for a record of 10 in the next several weeks, so if you're at the beach and see a bunch of dogs on a board, hop on! We don’t bite!

The group shares tips and stories on how to surf with your dog for those new to the activity, or offer suggestions for an issue you may have, such as your dog jumping off the board, or being distracted by a ball. Many dogs surf a few waves, and then play ball, or engage each other in a friendly game of chase. The dogs themselves are often the ones that show their owners what fun is all about!

The “So Cal Surf Dogs” encourages all dog owners to give it a try.

If your dog likes water, and knows how to swim... that's about all you need.

The “So Cal Surf Dogs” promotes safety first with fun a very close second!

Lifejackets are mandatory with this group since they advocate water safety. But, there is usually someone offering the use of a lifejacket or surfboard so you can give it a try. A soft top surfboard is recommended and can be purchased at Costco for $99.00 or a used one can be found on Craigslist!

Here's this seasons schedule: (Come check it out!)

Loews Surf Dog Competition coming up on Saturday, May 22, 2010 in Imperial Beach:

This event really focuses on fun, with dogs dressed in costumes, wearing wigs, and many other surprises. They draw a large crowd of Fans and Media!

The Purina Incredible Dog Surf Dog Competition will film at Dog Beach in Ocean Beach on Friday, June 11, 2010

Here’s what aired last year on ESPN:

Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Dog Beach in Del Mar:
This event attracts hugh crowds!

Surf City Surf Dog Competition will be held at Dog Beach in Huntington Beach on Sunday, September 19, 2010:

Don't forget to get your 2010 Surf Dog Calendars at:

Remember, no experience is necessary, competing isn't necessary, but FUN is!
Join the group today!

For more info:

So Cal Surf Dogs website:

Check out our Video of “So Cal Surf Dogs” in action:


Peter Noll

Saturday, April 17, 2010

2010 Surf Dog Season

The 2010 Surf Dog Season is about to begin!

Nani printed new waterproof action cards to celebrate the newly re-organized SurFurs group the 'So Cal Surf Dogs'. Check out the YouTube video one of the members made:

Here's this seasons schedule: (Come check it out!)

Lowes Surf Dog Competition coming up on Saturday, May 22, 2010 in Imperial Beach:

The Purina Incredible Dog Surf Dog Competition will film at Dog Beach in Ocean Beach on Saturday, June 11, 2010
Here’s what aired last year on ESPN:

Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon on Sunday, September 12, 2010:

Surf City Surf Dog Competition in Huntington Beach on Sunday, September 19, 2010:

Don't forget to get your 2010 Surf Dog Calendars at:


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Nani's new Soft Top

Nani got a new 11 foot Soft Top Surf Board.
She can't wait to surf with all her SurFur Buddies on the same board.
During this upcoming surf season, she's hoping to catch a wave with 10 SurFurs on her new board.
When she's not surfing, she might let Peter paddle her around the bay!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Nani supports BEHAF

Nani supports BEHAF!
Won't you?
(Bernese Mountain Dog Owners understand why!)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The 'CHAT'

Nani and a few of her surf buddies made the cover of a Magazine called 'CHAT' in the UK. Well I guess you know our surf dogs are stars when they end up in one of these gossip magazines!

Monday, January 25, 2010

USA Today

There is a great article in USA Today about our surfing dogs and their involvement in the upcoming Marmaduke movie. Check out more pictures by clicking the ‘View full gallery’ on the lower right of the first picture. Here’s the link:
Way Cool! Woof!