2015 Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition

Imperial Beach, CA

(next to the pier)

Directions >

Saturday, August 1, 2015


Get stoked! It's time for the most adorable surf event of the year. At the 2015 Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition, the most fearless dogs will jump on their boards, paddle out and hang 20! This event must be seen to be believed. Check out highlights from past events, and bring the whole family for a day of rad competitions, goodies and fun!

Now in its TENTH year, the Surf Dog Competition promises to be a sweet time for two- and four-legged dudes and dudettes. Enter your dog in the surf competition or just come take in all the fun under the sun!

competition schedule*

get on board for each event

  • 9:00 am - Small Surf Dog Heat
  • 9:40 am - Medium Surf Dog Heat
  • 10:40 pm - Large Surf Dog Heat
  • 11:20 pm - X-Large Surf Dog Heat
  • 12:20 pm - Tandem Heat
  • 1:00 pm - Finals
  • 2:00 pm - Awards Ceremony
*Times are subject to change without notice

other dog and family-friendly activities

so much more than surfing

  • Dog food garden (food & treat samples)
  • Kid zone
  • Beginners agility course
  • Free photo booth (with green screen)
  • Free video booth
  • Dog adoptions
  • Vendor booths
  • Off-leash play area
  • Beer garden
  • Food trucks

how to get there

this is where it's all happening


2 Elder Ave.
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
(to the left of the pier)

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Check out Loews Coronado Bay Resort >
Enter code "SURFDOG" at checkout and save 15% on your room rate!


From 5 North or South
Exit Palm Ave.
Stay left as the road splits, continuing on Palm Avenue
Turn left on Seacoast Drive
Event is on the right next to the pier


You can either find street parking or park at the Mar Vista High School parking lot a few blocks away. There is no cost to park in the lot. Limited spots are available. A complimentary shuttle from the lot to the beach will run from 9 am to 3 pm.

Parking Address:
Mar Vista High School
505 Elm Ave
Imperial Beach, CA 91932

last year's winners


Ziggy is a Toy American Eskimo weighing in at only 15 pounds. Her home break is Cardiff by the Sea.

Winner - Small Dog

2nd Place: Torry
3rd Place: Mr. Tuff
Ricochet is a Golden Retriever. She supports numerous charities and causes, including teaching children with disabilities how to surf. Way to go, Ricochet!

Winner - Medium Dog

2nd Place: Abbie Girl
3rd Place: Kalani
Hanzo started skatebording when he was only 8 weeks old. His favorite activities now are surfing and skateboarding.

Winner - Large Dog

2nd Place: Turbo
3rd Place: King
Hanzo & Kalani
Hanzo and Kalani did it again! What a great team!
Hanzo & Kalani

Winners - Tandem Surf

2nd Place: Unleashed MuppetCo
3rd Place: Kona Kai & Zack

about Unleashed by Petco

stop by and shake paws!

unleashed by petco in Del Mar, CA

Unleashed by Petco is a neighborhood pet store with wag-worthy goods and services for dogs and cats. With more than 100 locations nationwide, and several throughout Southern California, you're always close to the high-quality products, nutrition and advice your pet needs to live life to the fullest. Unleashed by Petco also works closely with area shelters, dog parks and pet organizations to help bring our community together to enrich our lives and the lives of our pets.

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big barks to our awesome vendors:


all proceeds from this event go to:

Serving San Diego County since 1880, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA’s scope of social responsibility goes beyond adopting animals. The Humane Society offers San Diegans a wide range of programs and services that strengthen the human-animal bond, prevent cruelty/neglect, provide medical care and educate the community on the humane treatment of animals.

special thanks

Special thanks to our friends and neighbors, Surfdog, Inc. Encinitas


bark about it!