By Gerry Ashley
7, 2008 - In only his second surfing competition, Bandit the
Biker Dog took second place in the 3rd Annual Surf Dog
Surf-A-Thon. There was an
estimated crowd of several hundred dogs and more than 2,000 people
on hand (and paw) to cheer Bandit on.
The event, benefitting the
Woodward Animal Center, raised nearly $50,000. Sponsors
included The San Diego Surf Academy, Swami’s Surfing Association and
Guy Takayama Surf Boards.
The event, held at
“We never expected to win anything,” said Mark Shaffer, Bandit’s
owner. “We just came out to have fun and support the
Also on hand was Playboy model Bridget Marquardt of "The Girls Next Door" fame. Marquardt was one of the judges during the "Beach Bum and Bikini Babe Canine Costume Contest" also held at the event. Bridget took time from her busy schedule to pose with Bandit, and Bandit snuck in a “smooch."