The Brevard Humane Society presents the 12th annual East Coast Dog Surfing Festival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 31. Hosted by the Brevard Humane Society and presented by Ron Jon Surf Shop, this unique dog-centric event takes place at Lori Wilson Park, 1500 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach. The day of fun in the sun for people and their tail-wagging friends includes dog surfing lessons, a dog Easter costume contest at 10 a.m., a dog bikini contest at 1 p.m., food and beverage vendors and, of course, the dog surfing championships. Although dogs are not typically allowed on the beach in Cocoa Beach, for a nominal fee dogs can join humans on the sand and surf. Admission is free, dog surfing lessons are $10, beach access for dogs is $5, and registration for the dog surfing championships are $25. Call the Humane Society at 321-636-3343, extension 204, or visit

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