Surf dog Ricochet won 1st place in medium surfing dogs and 2nd place in tandem with Antonio
I'm not really competitive, but it's always fun to win a contest. But you know what's even better than winning? Donating your prize to the San Diego Humane Society! The 1st place prize was a $250 Unleashed by Petco gift card, and gift basket filled with $250 worth of merchandise. 2nd place for tandem was a $50 Unleashed by Petco gift card and Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. gift basket with $100 worth of food. To me and Antonio, it wasn't just surfing... it was saving lives!!!!!! During our tandem surf, we dressed as Miss Pig Doggie & Kermutt. We had two good rides, and then the current go the better of us, and we lost my wig & Kermutt's head! I find that surfing with purpose is much more fulfilling. So, when I surfed in the contest yesterday, I was surfing in memory of Sonny Miller. He passed away a few days earlier at only 54 years old from a heart attack. He was the camera man during the ESPN filming. I also have a surf angel named Caleb that keeps me safe in the water. My water helpers are incredibly kind hearted and giving. I think they love me as much as I love them. Dave is my main water handler. He's been surfing me for several years, and we know each other very well both in the water and out. His son Austin also helped yesterday, along with Ryan and John. Thanks to all my virtual cheerleaders, there was so much positive energy in the water. I had a lot of fun, and I can't wait til next year. Here are some videos and pics! Hope you enjoy them.More coming soon!