Surf City Surf Dog in Huntington Beach


The annual Surf City Surf Dog event at Huntington Dog Beach features a multi-heat dog surfing competition, guaranteed to entertain and impress. The event is free to attend and spectate. Surf dog competitors will have twelve minutes to catch his or her top five waves and be judged by local celebrity and surf judges on confidence level, length of ride and overall ability to ride the wave.

This unique canine sporting event not only features the world-famous dog surfing competition, but also family-friendly activities including pet adoptions, canine play zones, vendor booths, and food trucks. The series has benefited charities such as the French Bulldog Rescue Network, Westie Rescue of Orange County, Golden Retriever Rescue, Barks of Love, OCSPCA, and Huntington Dog Beach. Bring your family and four legged friends for some fun in the sun!


Surf City Surf Dog will be held at Huntington Dog Beach

Huntington Dog Beach, 100 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach California


Opening Ceremony & Pooch Party 

Kimpton Shorebreak Huntington Beach Resort | FRIDAY, September 27, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Your surfer-stylish, beachfront base camp awaits... situated just steps from the hottest sand in Surf City, USA, as well as at the epicenter of the Main Street scene. Red-carpet photos, pup-tails and more!

Surf City Surf Dog Competition Schedule: 

  • 7:00am – Check In Opens
  • 8:00am – 2:00pm – Doggy SurFUR Expo
  • 8:00am – 1:00pm – Surf City Surf Dog® Surf Competition
  • 1:00pm – 2:15pm – Finals
  • 2:30pm – Awards/Closing Ceremony

Surfer and Dog Surfing together in  the Surf City Surf Dog Competition in Huntington Beach


Surf City Surf Dog Competition registration is limited and will close on September 22, 2019. No late registrations will be accepted. 

Register here



Individual surFURS will compete in either Weight-Based or Shredder heats

  • Weight-Based - 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.

  • Shredder - Advanced surFURs that are owner-launched.


  • Dog/Dog Surf (2+ dogs)

  • Dog/Human Surf

  • Dog/Human SUP

Dog Surfing in the Surf City Surf Dog Competition in Huntington Beach

Dog Friendly Hotels

Dotting Pacific Coast Highway are pet-friendly resorts in Huntington Beach, California.


Pack your sunscreen and shades for the most fun volunteer assignment you will ever be a part of!  Click below to register to sign up for a shift.  Group leaders can contact us at to sign-up an entire group.

Dog sitting on a chair on a balcony overlooking the beach in Huntington Beach

6 Dog Friendly Restaurants 

Voted as one of California’s dog-friendliest cities, Surf City USA welcomes four-legged friends with open arms almost everywhere. We don’t want you to leave your best friend at home any more than you do.

Before we dig into restaurants, it’s crucial to know that Huntington Beach’s best breweries cheers to canines, including Riip Beer Company ( Sons Brewing (, and Beachwood Brewing ( Dogs even have their own “barkery.” Top Dog Barkery at Pacific City stocks personalized cakes, pastries, healthy chew sticks, packaged “Made in America” bites, and so much more.

Now for the main course. Main Street is lined with dog-friendly restaurant patios, including Baja Sharkeez, a lively mesquite Mex broiler, and No Ka Oi, a casual Hawaiian-Asian fusion eatery. Many of the restaurants at Pacific City with outdoor patios also wave in hounds, including Simmzy’s, Lemonade, and Saint Marc

  1. Fred’s Mexican Grill 
  2. Pacific Hideaway
  3. Kathy May’s Lakeview Cafe
  4. Park Bench Cafe 
  5. Sit Stay Cafe 
  6. Sandy’s Beach Shack

Happy couple with dog at Park Bench Cafe in Huntington Beach


The McKenna Subaru Surf City Surf Dog® is FREE to attend!   Bring your family, pups &  friends and check out the action.  We have several dog, health and community booths in our surFUR expo and a schedule full of surfing dogs! 

Wet dog with tennis ball in mouth standing in the surf at Huntington Beach

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