Furry Friends 2nd Annual Hang 20© Surf Dog Classic a Phenomenal Success!!


Furry Friends 2nd Annual Hang 20© Surf Dog Classic a Phenomenal Success!!


Jupiter, FL: The Humane Society of Greater Jupiter/Tequesta dba Furry Friends is proud to have presented the Hang 20© Surf Dog Classic to the community for a second straight year.

Despite fears of an impending storm, August 27 started with perfect weather at Carlin Park. The skies were clear and the waves just the right size for our canine surfers.
The event welcomed 28 vendors selling everything from yoga clothes and bracelets to doggie ice cream and chiropractic care. Among the vendors were Off The Mat, Talizmani, Papa Chiropractic, Pinups for Pitbulls and a myriad of others.
The Civic Center was headquarters for kids activities provided by two local churches, New City Church and ­­­­Oceanview Methodist Church
as well as the wonderful music performed by Brett Staska and the Bryce Allen Band.
The beach was filled with about 2800 attendees with smiling faces and dogs enjoying the amazing site of dogs surfing! The surfing heats started at 8:30 with a heat for small, medium and large dogs as well as a SUP (stand-up surf board) heat. All in all, about 30 dogs participated in the fun. Among the winners were Waldo from Sebastian, recued by Susie and Mike Leverette; Molly and her mom Peggy Leach; Mr. Gus with dad Mike Eakes and Furry Friends resident rescue dog and surfer, Good Boy.
Thanks to our many sponsors including Campbell Property Management, Bala Boutique, Palm Beach Parking and Ocean Magic Surf Shop. We greatly appreciate the numerous other participants including the surf contest judges, merchandise vendors, food trucks, Purina dog agility team, exhibitors, Palm Beach County, Town of Jupiter, committee members and the wonderful volunteers who helped make this event an astounding success!! A special thanks to SurFur Dogs for the many weekend days spent training pups to be surf dog champions!!
We are already making plans for next year’s event so please contact Karen Counts now at karencfurryfriends@gmail.com or 561.277.3701if you would like to be a sponsor. And, above all, please visit Furry Friends in Jupiter when looking to volunteer, donate, or add a furry addition to your family. We rely on the community for support of our shelter and the many programs we offer in making furry lives better including our Senior to Senior and Shelter to Service Dog™ programs.