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Salty Dog History

Salty Dog Surf was founded in 1977 as a for-profit by Ronald and Diane Doyle at the Brevard County Canova Dog Beach, Florida but it always had a charitable philosophy. They had the idea of using Florida long boards to get dogs over their fear of the water and to teach them how to swim without life jackets. And let’s face it, a dog on a surfboard is pretty cool! Rather than surfing the break horizontally with surfboards, they surfed the white wash all the way down to the sand and the pups loved it!