‘Cowagbunga:’ Dogs ride the waves in surfing championship at Cocoa Beach

Proceeds from event went toward Brevard Humane Society

The Brevard Humane Society hosted the East Coast Dog Surfing Championships Sunday at Cocoa Beach.

COCOA BEACH, Fla. – A pet runway model contest and dog surfing championship were among many activities at the 57th annual Easter Surf Festival in Cocoa Beach this weekend.

The festival at Lori Wilson Park also included the Brevard Humane Society’s 8th Annual East Coast Dog Surfing Championships, where dogs were able to ride the waves and get some sun.

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The event was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but organizers were able to move forward with the festival this year while following guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

With Easter Sunday’s gorgeous weather, many people showed up to enjoy the activities that will help pets at the humane society.

In years past, it has become tradition to celebrate Easter weekend for beachgoers and surfers.

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