Surf Dog competition breaks Guinness Book of World Records and raises $10,000 for the ASPCA
June 17, 2012
LOEWS CORONADO BAY RESORT ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 7th ANNUAL LOEWS SURF DOG COMPETITION
IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (June 16, 2012) – Loews Coronado Bay Resort is pleased to announce the winners of the “Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition” held today, June 16 in Imperial Beach, Calif. Now in its seventh year, the nation’s original surfing competition drew more than 50 surf dog competitors and thousands of spectators from across the country.
- Heat One (small dogs): Abbie Girl, an Australian Kelpie
- Heat Two (large dogs): Ricochet, a Golden Retriever, and ASPCA Dog of the Year
- Heat Three (tandem): Zoey, a Jack Russell Terrier, and owners Scott & Tyler Chandler
Dogs/teams were scored on confidence level, length of ride and overall ability to “grip it and rip it.” Winners scored the ultimate pet vacation at Loews Coronado Bay Resort… and endless bragging rights.
In addition to the competition, this year’s event made history with three Guinness Book of World Records,* including:
- Most amount of dogs surfing on one board at one time (more than 10 dogs);
- Most amount of dogs surfing on one board at one time (more than 10 dogs) with a human (Scott Chandler); and
- Most amount of dogs surfing on one board at one time (more than 10 dogs) with two humans (Scott and Tyler Chandler).
This popular canine competition is an extension of Loews’ award-winning Loews Loves Pets program and has become a successful fundraiser for non-profit organizations. This year’s event benefited the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®). The ASPCA is the first animal humane organization in North America and is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services.
*Event footage will be submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records for official documentation. The next event is slated for June 2013. For more information, please visit www.loewssurfdog.com.
About Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Situated on a private 15-acre peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and Coronado Bay, Loews Coronado Bay Resort is located just minutes from downtown Coronado, a charming resort village, and a short drive to San Diego’s world-famous attractions. Resort amenities include direct access to the Silver Strand State Beach, three tennis courts, a private 80-slip marina, three acclaimed restaurants, 440 sea-inspired guest rooms and suites, and panoramic views of the San Diego-Coronado Bay. For more information, please call 619-424-4000, 800-23-LOEWS or visit www.loewshotels.com/coronadobay.
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.