Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition

Imperial Beach, CA

Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition


Get stoked! It's time for the most adorable surf event of the year . . . the 2019 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 will compete in either Weight-Based or Shredder heats. See series rules here.


  • Includes both Handler-Launched and Owner-Launched surFURS
  • Owner and handler categories will surf together in weight-based heats in prelim rounds and in the finals they will be separated into owner or handler heats.


  • Advanced surFURs that are owner-launched

In addition, we have a tandem division as noted below.


  • Dog/Dog (2+ dogs)
  • Dog/Human
  • Dog/Human SUP (available at Surf City Surf Dog only).


Single Dog Heats (handler, weight, or shredder categories):

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

Tandem Heat categories:

  • Early bird entry fee thru 5/31 - $80
  • Entry fee 6/1 - $90
  • Entry fee 8/1 - $110

Registration includes a super cool collectors t-shirt and custom medal and more! There are limited surFUR slots within each heat, so register early. Registration will close (if not sold out) on Sunday, August 4!


Friday, 8/9 - Barks, Brews and Bites - 5:00 to 8:00 PM

10 Barrel Brewing Co. 1501 E Street San Diego, CA 92101

  • A suggested entry donation of $20 to the San Diego Humane Society includes a raffle ticket for prizes from 10 Barrel Brewing Company, Surf Dog Events and local pet businesses.
  • Evening includes photo opps, interactive stations, doggy samples, live music and of course great beer and bites!

Saturday, 8/10 - Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition

10 Evergreen Ave, Imperial Beach, CA 91932

  • 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.! (times are approximate and subject to change)


The Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition benefits the San Diego Humane Society. At least $10 of every registration fee is donated directly to the charity pawtner. Each surFUR has a personalized fundraising page automatically created for them; please consider fundraising as well!


Join us - spectating is FREE! RSVP here.