Postponed: Saturday’s Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic in Jupiter

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The Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic, the dog surfing event that was expected to draw up to 3,000 people Saturday to Jupiter, has been postponed due to the recent health advisory issued for Carlin Park by the Florida Department of Health.

“The safety and wellness of our furry friends and the people in our community is our first priority,” said Pat Deshong, president of Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch of Jupiter.

The non-profit organization organizes the event and receives part of the proceeds.

The event is expected to be held in the fall. No date has been set.

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 For information on The Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic,  call 561-277-3701 or visit furryfriendsadoption.org.

Videos of the event from previous years:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRRj25sVJWY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFPl9EVe5Jc&feature=share

The health advisory posted at four Palm Beach County beaches showed elevated levels of bacteria in the water, state health officials said.

Jupiter Beach Park, Carlin Park, Palm Beach and Lake Worth Beach all showed bacterial levels greater than 71 colonies per 100 milliliters of marine water, putting those beaches in the “poor” category.

 

Contact with water exhibiting containing high bacteria rates may pose increased risk of infectious disease, especially for susceptible individuals, the health deparment said.

 

The causes for the elevated bacteria levels that forced the advisory are unknown, but are likely related to wildlife, heavy recreational usage, high surf from high winds and high tides or runoff following heavy rains, health officials said.

 

The health department recommends that swimmers always rinse off with fresh water after using a natural body of water.

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