World Dog Surfing Championships Announce 2020 Livestream Hybrid Event Made Sports History with Zoom

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The 2020 World Dog Surfing Championships are the first-ever sporting event to be live streamed to a global audience from multiple locations by multiple teams by using the Zoom platform.

The World Dog Surfing Championships and TasteTV are pleased to announce that the 5th annual event made worldwide sports history in bringing this live sporting competition to viewers in real-time.

The Championships included incredibly talented dog surfers (and humans) located in an assortment of North American locations, and was formatted as a Livestream Hybrid Event. To date no other sports has ever attempted to organize and produce an event that utilizes the video and tech capabilities of Zoom to broadcast a live competition via livestream from multiple locations and multiple teams.

The 2020 World Dog Surfing Championships were an historic, first-of-its-kind event. It included both actual dog surfing heats live-streamed directly from various beaches across North America, as well as featured recorded video from 2020 dog surfing. Real-time viewers and aficionados of the sport watching on Facebook Live numbered in the several thousand, and the amount of fans continues to grow daily as they watch and share the video replay of the event on Facebook.

Because of the unique nature of the World Dog Surfing Championships and the scarcity of any live sports events at this time, enjoyment of the dog surfing event was extremely high. Organizing and producing this competition by leveraging the Zoom platform allowed it to happen in a safe, fun, and entertaining format.

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The World Championships for Dog Surfing take place on the Northern California coast -- where the concept for the dog surfing sport originated -- bringing together many of the best in local and international dog surfing talent.

The Surf Dog Competitions sponsored by TasteTV, were originally created by TCB Cafe Publishing as the "Small Wave Surf Dog Competition" in 2006. The very first Surf Dog competition in history was conceived and proposed by the author of the book, "The Dog's Guide to Surfing." After approaching a local Southern California hotel to host the competition, the debut event took place at the Loews Coronado hotel in San Diego. Its success was so great that it has spawned several similar dog surfing events across the world, including many in California, Florida, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

TasteTV and TCB Cafe Publishing eventually expanded its original Surf Dog Competition concept to an International surf dog contest series including local surf groups, dog and pet organizations, and fun-loving friends for the title of "World Surf Dog Champion".


The book that created and launched an actual international sport: Competitive Dog Surfing. Here is the premier guide to the surfing lifestyle from the view of surfers who love to hang ten with man's best friend. "The Dog's Guide to Surfing" brings the greatest stories, profiles, lessons, advice, tips, movies, gear, and surf wear to anyone who has ever wanted to catch a wave with their four-legged pals. Whether you just like to stroll on the beach, play in the water, or get in the line-up, "The Dog's Guide to Surfing" shows how to really be a surfdog. In addition to tips, stories, lessons and more, it also includes profiles of many of your favorite dog surfers, as well as dog surfing events.

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