NOT Coyotes

Every now and then I post something that has nothing at all to do with coyotes, and this posting is one of those: Surfing dogs.

We headed to the Dog Surfing Competition in Pacifica last weekend, and it did not disappoint. The beach was crowded, and cameras were all over the place as were dogs and kids shrieking with delight and amazement, especially when any dogs they knew were out there surfing, decked out in their life-jackets and other getups.

Some dogs surfed solo, some in twos, some in threes, some with their owners. They were judged by their certainty on the board, wave size and ride length.  It appears that these dogs loved the event, judging by their jumping up onto the surfboards always excited for the next wave to come by! Whether this love was for the surfing itself, or just to please their owners I couldn’t really tell, but for sure the owners and spectators were having a great time.

One dog wore a shark fin. A raft of paddlers appeared to arrive from all the way across the bay. And people oohed and ahhhed their excitement and approval. Kids were caked in sand from head to bare-feet. Many of us stood IN the water for a better view: there was no way of moving away from the tide when it came in up to my knees, so that is how I watched the event, with my boots on and under the water. And the weather was PERFECT!

I’ve posted some photos here, to share with wildlife lovers who may not be aware of how Californian’s entertain themselves and their pets! Here, it’s a dog’s life!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MelindaH.
    Aug 08, 2019 @ 12:43:06

    This is hilarious—great post.

    Reply

  2. Hilary Cole
    Aug 10, 2019 @ 07:47:58

    Lovely post… great to see such fun being had by all…

    Thanks Janet
    Hilary 😻

    Reply

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