Get stoked! It's time for the most adorable surf event of the year . . .The Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition, where fearless surFUR dogs will jump on their boards and hang 20!  The Imperial Beach event is the original surf dog competition. Check out the action adjacent to the Imperial Beach Pier, where more than 60 dogs are expected to participate in this family friendly event, which raises funds for the San Diego Humane Society.

Sully Imperial Beach Surf Dog


Times approximate and subject to change:

Saturday, 7|29|17 

  • 8:00 AM – Check-In Opens
  • 8:00 – 1 PM – SurFUR Expo
  • 8:30 AM – 2:15 PM – Surf Dog Competition
  • 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM – 
  • 2:45 PM – Awards Ceremony



Partial event proceeds and all fundraising will benefit the San Diego Humane Society.

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Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition registration spots are limited.  

SINGLE DOG HEATS:The event will consists of Open (owner or handler pushed) heats and Shredder (owner only/advanced) heats based on smalll, medium, large and x-large weight-based heats with five dogs maximum per heat.  

TANDEM HEATS: There will only be one heat each of: tandem dog/dog, dog/human and dog/human on a stand up paddle board with a paddle.  

Registration closes at midnight on July 24, 2017. No late registration will be allowed.



Imperial Beach Pier / Portwood Pier Plaza
10 Evergreen Ave.
Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Directions From I-5 South:

  • Exit on Palm Avenue
  • Turn right and continue down Palm Avenue
  • Turn left at Seacoast Drive

We recommend you drop surFURS, surfboards, family, chairs, etc. at our handy Surfboard Valet, at the corner of Evergreen & Seacoast (look for sign) FIRST. Please off-load quickly then go park.  Free street parking near the Pier is available on a first come-basis. There are also two pay lot fairly close:

  • On the corner of Elkwood and Seacoast. Fees are $2 for the entire day.
  • On Palm and Seacoast. Fees are $2 for the entire day.