Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition

Portwood Pier Plaza
Imperial Beach, CA 91932


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Event Description

Get stoked! It's time for the most adorable surf event of the year . . . the 2020 Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition is around the corner. Join daring dogs as they jump on their boards, paddle out and hang 20 next to the iconic IB Pier!


Individual surFURS (single dogs) compete in either Weight-Based or Shredder heats. 

  • WEIGHT-BASED - Includes both Owner-Launched and Handler-Launched surFURS
    Owner and handler categories will surf together in weight-based heats in the prelim rounds and in the finals they will be separated into owner or handler heats.
  • SHREDDER - Advanced/pro surFURs that are owner-launched.

TANDEM - Double the fun in tandem division(s:

  • Dog/Dog (2+ dogs)
  • Dog/Human

See Surf Dog Events Rules Here.


Individual Dog Heats (Weight based owner or handler, or shredder categories):

  • Early bird entry fee thru 5/31 - $50
  • Entry fee 6/1 - $70
  • Entry fee 8/1 - $80

Tandem Heats:

  • Early bird entry fee thru 5/31 - $70
  • Entry fee 6/1 - $80
  • Entry fee 8/1 - $100

Registration includes a super cool collectors t-shirt and medal. There are limited surFUR slots within each heat, so register early. Registration will close (if not sold out) on Sunday, August 2, 2020!


(times are approximate and subject to change):

8:00 AM Check-In Opens
8:00 – 2 PM surFUR Expo
8:00 AM – 2:15 PM Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition
2:30 PM Awards Ceremony
Please visit this page for the updated schedule, maps, to RSVP as a spectator, etc.!

Charity Pawtners

$10 of each surFURS registration is donated directly to our official charity pawtners. Each surFUR can donate and also raise additional funds during the registration process.  Please consider fundraising for our charity pawtners below.


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