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Please like or share our stories on social media. Email us feedback (links below.)  Surf Dog Diaries is all about the ride - the ride of life with a dog. Whether you surf couches, dog parks, www, the great outdoors or waves of life. 

Holed up in a back room, shaking off beach sand and sand fleas, we stay up late at night, drinking coffee or toilet water, to capture real life animal adventure tales for you - with you. 

As animal athletes and authors, we're happy to share our long board - we welcome your stories, photos and videos about your own life ride. 

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Here's our Wired magazine interview about the "weird sport" dog surfing - "Dogs grip it and rip it."

Here's our 3-minute talk for Interesting Gorge - "My life as a surf dog."

Surf Dog Diaries team riders:  Barb Ayers and surf basset Elvis, Dude the blind surf pirate and doxie Doodle.  Photo (c) Barb Ayers, www.DogDiary.org

Surf Dog Diaries team riders:  Barb Ayers and surf basset Elvis, Dude the blind surf pirate and doxie Doodle.  Photo (c) Barb Ayers, www.DogDiary.org

About Dog Diary and Surf Dog Mom Barb Ayers

Surf Dog Diaries is a real life animal adventure channel, by surf dog mom Barb Ayers and her pack of surfing rescue dogs. The Surf Dog editorial team started riding tandem (dog/human) waves at southern California’s Dog Beach 25 years ago, when dog surfing wasn’t even a sport and they windsurfed Mission Bay.

Four dog generations later, the family enjoys surfing, windsurfing, wake boarding and standup paddle boarding on oceans, rivers and lakes across the US and Mexico. 

With her first surf hound, basset Howdy Doody, Barb co-chaired the Dog Beach Committee of the Ocean Beach Town Council, managing the transformation of OB’s famous dog park. She was President of OBTC.

It took 10 years - but we completed the Dog Beach Improvement Project - a little bit of community magic in Ocean Beach.   Photo by John Gibbons     www.DogDiary.org

It took 10 years - but we completed the Dog Beach Improvement Project - a little bit of community magic in Ocean Beach.   Photo by John Gibbons     www.DogDiary.org

At the Dog Beach entryway, pass palm trees in the sand. Go barefoot - your size-8’s over 8-foot paw prints. Do a 360 around 3D surfboard/paw print sculptures. The power of community made it all possible!

The Surf Dog Diaries crew moved to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, to savor small town life in Hood River, Oregon in 2007. Here, they surf alongside extreme athletes and wild salmon, in the shadow of Mount Hood.

Barb's award-winning career as a writer, producer and creative director in TV, newspapers and nonprofits spans three decades: 13 years as PR Manager for the world-famous San Diego Zoo; Public Information Officer for City and County governments in three states and 10 years in local TV.

Awards include: 6 Emmy awards; 12 Telly awards; PRSA Silver Anvil and Cable Ace team awards; PRSA Merit for special event; Ocean Beach Town Council's Citizen of the Year; City of San Diego’s Barbara Ayers Day; Oregon Schools Partnership award for Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital and Barb was named Hood River Rotary's Paul Harris Fellow.