Noosa Surfing Dogs Photos 2014 Released

The 2014 VetShopAustralia.com.au Surfing Dog Spectacular is over and the photos are awesome. These amazing Noosa Surfing Dog photos will blow your mind.

 

“Everything is easier with four legs right?”

"Everything is easier with four legs right?"

 “Rad styles huh?!”

"Rad styles huh?!"
Jacinta Leo / Via Instagram: @jaydeeleo

 “Look Dad, one hand.”

"Look Dad, one hand."

“Ready for my GoPro close-up!”

"Ready for my GoPro close-up!"
Jacinta Leo / Via Instagram: @jaydeeleo

“No you’re not seeing things, I am a dog on a surfboard.”

"No you're not seeing things, I am a dog on a surfboard."
Ian Borland/Noosa Festival of Surfing / Via Facebook: noosa-today

 “We got this…”

"We got this..."

“Faster, faster!” “Um, can I get off now?”

"Faster, faster!" "Um, can I get off now?"
Ian Borland/Noosa Festival of Surfing / Via Facebook: noosa-today

 “Yeeeeeee haaaaaaa!”

"Yeeeeeee haaaaaaa!"

“Turn, turn, TURN!!!”

"Turn, turn, TURN!!!"
Noosa Festival of Surfing / Via Facebook: NoosaFestSurf

“Come on mate, put your back into it…”

"Come on mate, put your back into it..."
Jacinta Leo / Via Instagram: @jaydeeleo

 “Yes, two dogs on a surfboard. Seriously.”

"Yes, two dogs on a surfboard. Seriously."
Noosa Festival of Surfing / Via Facebook: NoosaFestSurf

“I’m just going to ride this one right back in…”

"I'm just going to ride this one right back in..."
Jacinta Leo / Via Instagram: @jaydeeleo

“This is my kind of wave…”

"This is my kind of wave..."
Jacinta Leo / Via Twitter: @noosa

“Actually, I think three is the magic number.”

"Actually, I think three is the magic number."

Check our more photos and details of the Noosa Surfing Dog Spectacular Winners at www.surfingdogspectacular.com.au


Awesome Pics of Cancer Fighter Surfing with Surfing Dog Ricochet

 Caleb Acosta is  15-year-old  who was diagnosed with stage IV brain cancer last summer.

This is Caleb Acosta, a 15-year-old from Apopka, Fla., who was diagnosed with stage IV brain cancer last summer.

With the help of the  Make-A-Wish Foundation Caleb wgot to  surf with Surf Dog Ricochet, a world-famous surfing therapy dog he had seen on TV.

When the Make-A-Wish Foundation asked Caleb what his wish would be, he said he wanted to surf with Surf Dog Ricochet, a world-famous surfing therapy dog he saw on ESPN.
According to Ricochet’s website, she’s “the only dog in the world who surfs with kids with special needs, people with disabilities, wounded warriors, military families and veterans with PTSD as an assistive aid.”

The foundation flew the family out to California. Since the cancer has spread to his spine, Caleb was brought to the beach in a wheelchair and was helped onto the surfboard.

The foundation flew the family out to California. Since the cancer has spread to his spine, Caleb was brought to the beach in a wheelchair and was helped onto the surfboard.
Dale Porter / Via Facebook: SurfDogRicochet

Caleb was a natural.

Try Not To Cry Watching This Surfing Dog Grant The Wish Of A 15-Year-Old With Brain Cancer

“My son is an amazing kid,” said Caleb’s mom Cathy. “So despite all his pain and all of his difficult situations that smile that you see, it’s always there. he always has it. … He’s stronger than we are, no doubt.”

Try Not To Cry Watching This Surfing Dog Grant The Wish Of A 15-Year-Old With Brain Cancer
Holding back tears, she told reporters, “Today’s a great day for our family.”

After the surfing, Caleb had a huge smile on his face. “I just felt almost normal, finally,” he said. “It felt really good to be free, just me, not worrying about anything.”

After the surfing, Caleb had a huge smile on his face. "I just felt almost normal, finally," he said. "It felt really good to be free, just me, not worrying about anything."
Dale Porter / Via Facebook: SurfDogRicochet

What’s next for the brave teen? “My goal right now is to eventually beat this cancer, and to tell everyone about it,” he said.

What's next for the brave teen? "My goal right now is to eventually beat this cancer, and to tell everyone about it," he said.
Dale Porter / Via Facebook: SurfDogRicochet

Noosa Surf Dog Festival 2014 Dates Anounced

VetshopAustralia.com.au, the world-renowned on-line retailer of pet supplies, announced this week they would bring back the popular Surfing Dogs Spectacular for the third year running at the 2014 Cricks Noosa Festival of Surfing.

An instant hit when it was introduced at the 2012 Noosa Festival, the Surfing Dogs Spectacular has become one of the festival’s most popular events, attracting thousands of non-surfers to Noosa’s Main Beach and being seen around the world on social media.

Festival director Phil Jarratt said he was thrilled that VetshopAustralia.com.au had come back on board with a bigger two-day program of events for dog lovers and surfers who love dogs. 

“To be honest, when VetshopAustralia.com.au came to us with this idea, we didn’t know what to think. But it didn’t take us long to realise that the Surfing Dogs have an irresistible and universal appeal. Everyone loves to see dogs having fun on the beach, but our surfing dogs have delight written all over them every wave they catch.”

VetshopAustralia.com.au’s Director and head Veterinarian, Dr Mark Perissinotto, said the award-winning on-line retailer had found a great fit with the Noosa Festival, with coverage of the Surfing Dogs taking their brand around the world.
VetshopAustralia.com.au’s Surfing Dog Spectacular will begin with two free public workshops on Saturday 8th March, both hosted by world champion waterman and dog trainer Chris De Aboitiz. 

On Saturday morning at 9am at Noosa Spit, Chris will hold a beginners workshop, inviting the general public to bring their four legged companions along for a crash course in surfing, plus general tips on dog water safety and obedience. On Saturday afternoon at the PJ Burns Festival Village, Chris will hold a Master Class for intermediate surfing dogs and owners.  

In the lead-up to the Festival’s traditional Hawaiian opening ceremony at sunset on Sunday 9th March, the VetshopAustralia.com.au Surfing Dog Spectacular will feature Chris and the best of Australia’s surfing dogs in an exhibition contest that is guaranteed to delight the capacity crowd. 

In keeping with beach regulations, all participating dogs will be kept strictly in the control of their owners throughout the event and will be on leads when on the sand.

VetshopAustralia.com.au will also be offering online customers and festival-goers the chance to win a fantastic family prize package including a Quintrex 420 Busta runabout and stand up paddle board, valued at $10,000.

California Surfing Dog Huntington Beach Winners

Surf City Surf Dog: the coolest canine surfers 
California is USA's home of surfing dogs, with amazingly skilled surfing pooches showing their board skills recently, at the 5th annual Surf City Surf Dog competition, held in Huntington Beach.
Haole, Tillman, Abbie Girl, Bentley, Kona Kai and Hanzo/Kalani took out the the top spots in the six K9 surfing divisions.
Surf City Surfing Dog participants competed in weight class categories, and were judged on a variety of skills, including the ability to complete the entire ride on the surfboard.
"We want to see him having fun with all the other dogs and coming up for a day on the beach," says Tina Walters, owner of Stickers.
Loui has been considered the "Crowd Pleaser", while the Sugar scored the "Best Wipeout".
Here is the winners list from the Huntington Beach Surfing Dog Event

5th Surf City Surf Dog Results:
XL:
1. Haole
2. Hanzo
3. Turbo
Large:
1. Tillman 
2. Louie
3. Libby
Med:
1. Abbie Girl
2. Sugar
3. Beans
Small:
1. Bentley
2. Kihei
3. Toby
Tandem:
Dog/Person:
Kona Kai
Dog/Dog:
Hanzo/kalani
Crowd Pleaser: 
Loui
Best Wipeout: 
Sugar
Best Grom/Newbie: 
Beans


California Huntington Beach Surfing Dog Competition

The spiritual home of the surfing dog is Hutington Beach.

Each year surfing bulldogs, surfing terriers and every other type of surfing dog gets together at Huntington Beach to hang 20.





We'll soon bring you official Huntington Beach Surf Dog photos, but in the meantime, check out this great clip of canines of all shapes and sizes taking part in the fifth annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach, California.
The Huntington Beach Surf Dog 2013 event divided the participants into four weight class divisions, from under 9kg to larger dogs weighing more than 27kg.
The dogs were judged on how long they could stay on the surf board, as well as their confidence while riding the waves.
Whilst most surf dogs donned life jackets to hit the waves, others surged in style wearing elaborate costumes.

In case you missed it, here is the surfing dog video clip from Better Homes and Gardens.


The Dr Harry surfing dog noosa video was one of the highlights of the show!