Derby, a golden doodle, surveys the sets coming in with owner Kioni Gallahue. The two moved to San Diego a few months ago from Atlanta, Ga. Derby learned to surf just four months ago. Photo by Tony Cagala
Community Encinitas Encinitas Featured Featured

Noses on the nose

If there was a wet dog small permeating throughout Del Mar, there was a reason for it. On Sunday, the Helen Woodward Animal Center hosted its 11th annual Surf Dog-A-Thon.

Plenty of dogs and their owners took the waves for a day of surf and the chance to help raise funds for orphan pets and other programs at the Animal Center.

A little dog takes a spill after riding a wave. Photo by Tony CagalaTwo dogs have eyes in front and back as they ride a wave into the beach. Photo by Tony CagalaA dog finds the beach after riding a wave. Photo by Tony CagalaKalana, a golden retriever, has some shark-like tendencies in the water. Photo by Tony CagalaHonzo takes first place in the Surf Dog-A-Thon on Sunday. Photo by Tony CagalaFaith, a rescue dog, gets carried into the waves by his owner for the start of the large dog heat. Photo by Tony CagalaKaylee, a Dalmatian, bails off her surfboard during the large dog surf heat. Photo by Tony CagalaPepper runs from the water after catching a wave. Photo by Tony CagalaFaith has one of the longest wave rides of the day, nearly surfing to main portion of Dog Beach. Photo by Tony CagalaKai, a 3-year-old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, waits for his heat with owner and Encinitas resident April Pasko. Photo by Tony CagalaDerby bails out of a wave. Photo by Tony CagalaHoneybear, a 7-year-old Pomeranian beagle mix chills on the beach in her beach attire before competing in the dog costume competition. Photo by Tony CagalaA little dog finds a snack in some nachos. Photo by Tony CagalaThe annual Surf Dog-A-Thon is hosted by the Helen Woodward Animal Center at Dog Beach in Del Mar. Photo by Tony Cagala

 

Related posts

Escondido Art Center rolls out earth-friendly exhibits

Adam Sullivan

Commission adds tandem parking to plans

Promise Yee

Escondido mayor sued for blocking resident on Facebook

Steve Horn

2019 Cardiff Kook Run photo gallery

staff

Girl Scouts celebrate Operation Thin Mints

staff

Oceanside woman busy with AmeriCorps

staff