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Date(s) - 08/03/2024
9:00 am - 12:30 pm


The World Dog Surfing Championships

Photo of two dogs on a surfboard in the World Dog Surfing Championships

Saturday August 3, 2024 | Time: 9am – 12:30 pm PST

Entry for the Annual BEST WAVES Virtual Competition Categories of the World Dog Surfing Championships, which include Best Videos and Photography.

This livestream competition celebrates the Best Waves of the entire Year!

IMPT: Finalists may also appear in the Dog Surfing BEST WAVES television special.


The Annual BEST WAVES World Championships for Dog Surfing takes place in multiple locations around the world — bringing together dog surfing talent for charity. Dog surfers are invited to bring home the gold

This open to the public registration form is for competition categories that are made up of video submissions, as well as photography.

Entrants can also join this year via categories for Best:

  • Dog Surfing video (Best Wave)
  • Dog Disc Fetch Video
  • Dog Beach Fashion Photo
  • Best Dog Surfing Photo of Year


  • Videos should be 10-45 second each, of one wave surfed per submission. Videos can be from any situation, including other dog, dog surfing, or surfing events, but cannot include the logos or banners of such events in the videos.
  • Photography is one image. Photography categories include Beach Dog Fashion, and Best Dog Surfing Photo of the Year.
  • Both Video and Photos must be from the calendar year 2023.
  • Video and Photo Files must be received by November 4th (No Exceptions. Do not send IG Links for Files)
  • [*If an entry comes from a 2023 competition, please be sure no competition logos are in the footage or shots. Entry footage cannot come from news footage or content produced by a non-affiliated 3rd party source]

VIDEO ENTRANTS, PLEASE NOTE: Each entry in a video category can submit up to 3 videos of different waves (like a set of waves to catch) for that entry. However, they cannot submit three videos across three different competition categories with one entry.

For example, you can submit three Best Wave videos for 1 small dog entry, but you cannot enter once and submit 3 videos across categories.. Each category requires a different entry.

Winners will receive a Awards Certificates and other prizes, with items such as dog treats, snacks, and more. (TBD for entrants outside of the North America).

Surfing category winners are also eligible to receive World Dog Surfing Championships award medals.

Portions of this BEST WAVES event are developed by TasteTV into a television special about the World Dog Surfing Championships and Dog Surfing in 2024. (Previous broadcast was in August 2023)

The World Dog Surfing Championships event celebrates the best in the sport, but this event is not only for sport and for fun.

* Organizers Reserve the right to curate specifics entrants if necessary.


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