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Flagler Beach to Hold ‘Hang 8’ Dog Surfing Contest

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FLAGLER BEACH – It’s official: Flagler Beach will host the Hang 8 Dog Surfing Competition on May 21st. The new event comes thanks to the lobbying efforts of City Commissioner Eric Cooley and Mayor Suzie Johnston.

Commissioner Eric Cooley and his chihuahua Wednesday.

In order for Hang 8 to be greenlit, the city had to waive an ordinance prohibiting dogs on the beach in the area it’d be held. That was an agenda item at the City Commission’s March 24th business meeting.

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Cooley presented to his fellow Commissioners recounting how he’d found out about the event and why he thought it was a good fit for Flagler Beach. Because he was choosing to advocate actively for Hang 8, Cooley abstained from participating in the vote. Mayor Johnston, also an advocate, does not vote in any Commission matters.

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Commissioner Deborah Phillips gave the motion to waive the ordinance allowing Hang 8 to take place. Jane Mealy seconded, and it passed 4-0. “You’re gonna see Flagler Beach go viral!” Johnston said after the vote.

“This is something that, as a dog owner, I’ve been wanting to do for many many years,” Cooley said in his remarks. His own dog Wednesday, a 9 year-old chihuahua, is an early favorite to take the top prize when Hang 8 comes to town.

The location chosen was at 5th Street South, nearby The Anchor restaurant and Cooley’s own 7 Eleven business. The festivities will be close to a variety of local shops and businesses where attendees can peruse and eat while they’re in town for the competition. It will take place from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

 

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Chris Gollon is a Flagler County resident since 2004, as well as a staple of the local independent music scene and avid observer of Central Florida politics, arts, and recreation.

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  1. TR

    March 25, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    Who let the dogs out?
    LOL

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