My first surf dog, Surf bassador, Dog Beach ambassador Howdy Doody snakes Santa's waveDog Beach in Ocean Beach. My dog son Howdy surfing with Santa at our annual Dog Beach fundraiser, Sandy Claws. - Barb Ayers, Dog Beach Committee co-chair with Howdy Doody, Ocean Beach Town CouncilPhoto: (c) copyright Barb Ayers, Dog Diary.org
Dog Beach in Ocean BeachThe community of Ocean Beach and dog lovers from all over San Diego, jumped in with two feet and all four paws, to help us improved Dog Beach. The eight-foot diameter paw prints were just one of the new improvements.- Barb Ayers and Howdy Doody, co-chairs of the Dog Beach Committee of the Ocean Beach Town CouncilPhoto: (c) copyright Barb Ayers, Dog Diary.org
Dogs days off - with Dude and Doodle of Surf Dog Diaries - DogDiary.orgDoxie Doodle rides waves at Dog Beach - and SUPs (standup paddle boards) with his blind brother Dude on the Columbia River, OR. That is, when he isn't obsessively chasing sticks..... Surf Dog Diaries by Barb Ayers www.DogDiary.org(c) copyright Barb Ayers, Dog Diary.org
A Dog Beach local - biker dogs, surf dogs and frisbee dog centralPhoto: (c) Barb Ayers, DogDiary.org
Dog Beach dudes! And dudettes...The original Dog Beach - in Ocean Beach, CA - established in 1972 - where dogs and surfing comes together. Adopted by the Dog Beach Committee of the Ocean Beach Town Council. Our old home beach.- Barb Ayers, surf dog mom of DogDiary.org; former President of Ocean Beach Town Council and Chairperson of the Dog Beach Committee
Surf dog mom Barb Ayers and Dude the dog, winners in tandem surfing at Unleashed by Petco surf dog contestBarb Ayers, surf dog mom and Dude, winners in tandem surfing at Loews Surf Dog Contests in 2007 - 2008. Ayers was President of Ocean Beach Town Council and managed the decade-long Dog Beach Improvement Project. Ayers is the author of Surf Dog Diaries at http://DogDiary.org.
Dog Beach - before the Dog Beach Improvement ProjectThe original Dog Beach was run down after 25 years of use by dog lovers. Nothing a little love and community can't fix. So we did - the Dog Beach Committee of the Ocean Beach Town Council - dogs and dog people - worked their magic. It took us ten years but wait until you see how it turned out!- Barb Ayers, Dog Beach Committee Chairperson, Ocean Beach Town Council
Dog Beach - after the Dog Beach Improvement ProjectIsn't it amazing! Thank you for your support. Come see us at Dog Beach- where the legend of surf dogs - and beach dogs- comes alive!
Dog Beach from the air- check it our next time you fly out of San Diego airportDog Beach in Ocean Beach, San Diego. Improvements included 8 foot wide paw prints... palm trees... benches, surfboard/pawprint sculptures and a tandem human / dog drinking fountain. The Dog beach Improvement Project was 10 years in the making. The community jumped in with two feet and four paws to help the Dog Beach Committee of the Ocean Beach Town Council (OBTC.) - Dog Beach Committee Chairs include former OBTC President Barb Ayers and my surf dog, basset Howdy Doody and Dave Martin.Photo by John Gibbons
Basset Howdy Doody at the original Dog Beach - the original surf dog of Barb Ayers and Surf Dog DiariesHowdy at the bronze plaque at the original Dog Beach in Ocean Beach, San Diego. The first leash-free beach in the US. Howdy's name, with Barb Ayers and Dave Martin, co chairs of the Dog Beach Committee of the Ocean Beach Town Council, is etched in bronze, along with thanks to so many community supporters. It's at the top of the Dog Beach entryway - where you stop to check the surf.Photo: (c) copyright Barb Ayers, Dog Diary.org
Dog Beach lover's names are etched in bronzeThe Dog Beach entryway has a killer view of Ocean Beach surf - a bronze plaque - dog paw prints, sculptures and benches. The Dog Beach Committee of the Ocean Beach Town Council is proud of our dog-loving, beach-loving community - proud of public service - and proud of all we accomplished together with donors, partner agencies and Dog Beach enthusiasts!Note the last words on the plaque- for the chairperson credits - Dog Beach Committee co-chairs Barb Ayers, surf basset Howdy Doody and Dave Martin. Hooray!
Dog Beach entryway - surfboard / dog paw print sculptureDog Beach in Ocean Beach - San Diego, CA. The original Dog Beach, in more ways than one. Part of the Dog Beach Improvement Project, installed by the Dog Beach Committee of the Ocean Beach Town Council, and all-volunteer effort, managed by co-chairs Barb Ayers, surf dog Howdy Doody and Ocean Beach business owner Dave Martin. Read more here
Surf dogs ride waves at our neighbor beach - north, in the L.A. area - Huntington BeachJust an hour away from Dog Beach is Surf Dog City, Huntington Beach. Check out these tubular rides by dog riders.
Doxie Doodle, my 4th generation surfing dog of Surf Dog DiariesDoodle is a doxie wa-wa, or chi-weenie -- 14 pounds when wet. He is the 4th generation Ayers family surf hound. Here he is on our 9'5" Rocky surfboard - towed behind a ski boat. This is Doodle's first wake board surfing session on the Colorado River in Arizona - with our friends at Convair Waterski Club. This is one of our secret surf spots.Check out his YouTube here