Aug 9, 2023 - Things to Do

San Diego dogs surf in style at Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge

Dogs surf in Huntington Beach as part of the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge on June 23

Photo: Purina Pro Plan; Axios Visuals

The water wasn't too "ruff" for two of San Diego's best surfers at the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge that aired over this past weekend.

Catch up quick: Faith, left, a 12-year-old rescue pit bull terrier, and Derby, an 11-year-old goldendoodle, took home 1st and 2nd place, respectively, at the dog surfing contest in Huntington Beach.

  • The event took place June 23.

And they won in style.

  • Faith did a 180-degree spin trick that handler James Wall says is "something you see in pro surfing with a human," but rarely with a dog.
  • Derby's blue mohawk (made with non-irritating, vegan dye) matches the hairstyle of his handler, Kentucky Gallahue.

What to watch: If you missed the Western Regional contest, you can still watch these pups shred on the local CW channel (8.2) Saturday, Aug. 12 at 10:30am.

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