The holidays went to the dogs at Carlin Park in Jupiter today for a great cause at the 3rd annual Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic sponsored by Jupiter Pet Emergency & Specialty Center. Thousands lined the beaches to watch the most spectacular surfers of all breeds compete in the classic benefiting Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch of Jupiter. They have been rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing homeless animals in Palm Beach County for more than 30 years.
The fun day on the beach started at 7:45am:
Surf Dog Registration
Vendor Village holiday shopping
Local vendors offering an assortment of items including pet related items and services: Bala Boutique, Off the Mat clothing, Kool Karma Bracelets, Turtle Towels, Talizmani, Lipsense, Summermatters Boutique, Surfs Up Gizmo, and many more.
Blessing of the Animals by Catholic Priest Father Mike Peratta.150 medals were given out.
Holiday Pet Photos with Surfin’ Santa
Music on the Beach: From Steel drums in the vendor village to a live DJ and tropical sounds and classics to get you into the holiday spirit.
Dog Surf Heats including new paddle board heat for veterans, first responders and K-9 officers and their dogs.
Bark and Brunch: Provided by Carrabba’s, Cod & Capers Seafood, Another Broken Egg, Tito’s Vodka, Voga, and Oceana Coffee
Surf Awards Ceremony & Parade of Adoptable Furry Friends
Surf Dog Awards
K-9 Demonstration by Jupiter Police Department
Cowabunga Kids Zones as local not-for- profits helped to create dog and holiday creations.
“Furry Friends was excited that this year’s event fundraiser for our animals shaped up to be the biggest and best yet. We’re proud to offer a new heat for military veterans and first responders to get on their boards with their own pets and show off their surfing expertise. The Hang 20 is the most talked about event each year and we look forward to seeing the thousands of smiling faces from all over Florida and beyond” said Karen Counts, programs director of Furry Friends.
Learn more, Get Involved or Donate to Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch
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