Bandit Hits the Surf!
By Gerry Ashley


Imperial Beach, CA - Normally, when you hear about a surfing events, it conjures up thoughts of competitors with names like Kelly Slater, Andy Irons and Layne Beachley. However, a surfing event was held on Saturday, August 18th  where the competitors have names more like Spot, Lucky and, yes, Bandit The Biker Dog!  Lowes Coronado Bay Resort sponsored the 2007 Surf Dog Small Wave Competition. Bandit was originally asked to be a celebrity judge of the event. However, once he went down to the water's edge to watch dogs practicing, he knew immediately he'd rather be "Hangin' Ten."   


All proceeds will benefit Loews Coronado Bay Resortís Good Neighbor Council, a group of employees who volunteer their time to help raise money for various non-profit organizations, including Modest Needs and PAWS of Coronado. For photos and video coverage, go the the web site for the event (which also has pictures and video links to last year's competition), at                             See Photo Slideshow >>


R.J., left, and Bandit the Biker Dog catch a wave together during
a practice session at the 2nd Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Surf Dog Competition in Imperial Beach, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007.
The annual charity event had more than 40 entries and featured
two divisions for surfing dogs and their owners. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)