Ricochet and friend: living the dog surfing dream

Ricochet, (”Rip Curl Ricki,”) the Surfin’ for Paws-abilities SURFice dog, who raised almost $20,000 for charitable causes in the last six months, and more notably has been inspiring millions of people with her YouTube video, will be accepting a Dogswell "Wag" award on February 18th at the LeDeux Hotel in Hollywood, California. One of the prizes is a years supply of Dogswell dog food that Ricochet is donating to the AniMeals program at the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

It's that time of year when celebrities hit the red carpet at the Oscars, Golden Globes and SAG Awards, so Dogswell, a natural pet food company is celebrating California's top dogs with "Wag" awards. The charity event will honor five top dogs who are heroic, funny, talented, and inspirational with a big night on the red carpet. Ricochet won the award for "most charitable story".

The event will be held at Les Deux in Hollywood, 1638 N. Las Palmas Av. Tickets can be purchased online at www.dogswell.com/RSVP, and includes complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, and awards presentation.


Junior Gómez: leading the Dominican surfing arsenal

Surfer Júnior Gómez of Rio San and Body boarder Edwin Then of Nagua scored top placement in their categories at the Caribbean Surf Tournament in Cuba, February 4-8, 2010, an event organized by the Pan American Surf Association (PASA).

Junior Gómez won second place in the Open Surf category and Edwin Then scored a first place win in the Open Bodyboard category. The athletes’ trip to the neighboring island of Cuba was sponsored by FEDOSURF.

The championship in Cuba, “Project For The Love of Surf 2010”, was organized by the Pan American Surf Association (PASA), whose goal is to promote the development of competitive surfing in Caribbean countries, which have ideal natural conditions for practicing the sport.


Playa Westfalia: it is a beach in Costa Rica, not the converted Volkswagen camper vans

This weekend, February 20 and 21, the first ever Circuito Nacional de Surf DayStar will visit the Caribbean coast’s Playa Westfalia. Thanks to the local organization who made it all possible, the best surfers in the country will gather in front of Hotel del Pilón for the third date of this national tournament.

In another 4-star appointment which will award 1,500 points to the winners of each división, the immense potential of the zone promises that this date will make Costa Rican surf history, thanks to the phenomenal seeding of surfers already at ranked at a high level.

That the Circuito Nacional DayStar is finally in Limon is really thanks to the goal that the Federacion drew up for this season,” said José Ureña, President of the Federacion de Surf de Costa Rica. “The locality finally responded and joined efforts to bring us here, and we are not only going to give a competition of the highest level, but we are going to draw tourism which is another part of our attractiveness.”