While our friends are out in the desert enjoying music and possible dehydration at Coachella, Donald and I had the fortune of stumbling upon the SoCal Corgi Beach Day aka what I call, CORGCHELLA (mad props to Mitchell for the pun). We packed up our camera gear and headed to the beach to capture the anticipated cuteness and craziness that is SoCal Corgi Beach Day.
Being Huntington Beach locals, we knew that the dog beach (conveniently located at the intersection of Goldenwest and PCH at Tower 22) is close enough to residential parking that we could walk the extra block to the beach. There are meters by the beach that are only a few bucks if you're staying a couple of hours if you don't like to walk.
Stepping onto the beach, the amount of corgis was almost overwhelming. I'd say I was overwhelmed by the amount of corgis, but it was more of my astonishment at how many different types of corgis existed! Australian shepherd corgis, puppy corgis...stuffed corgis? There were even people wearing corgi shirts, pretending to be corgis (shouts to Mitchell, again)!
These dogs act as adorable as they look. With their short legs and fluffy/husky exteriors, they make normal dog activities look hilarious and "aww" worthy. While CORGCHELLA held a lot of corgi attendees, the day was enjoyed by other breeds and their eclectic owners, as well.
According to the SoCal Corgi Beach Day facebook, there was a whopping registered 634 corgis! Can you imagine that? SIX-HUNDRED-THIRTY-FOUR CORGIS ON ONE BEACH! When everyone gathered for a group picture, it was too difficult to catch the entire madness of CORGCHELLA.
SoCal Corgi Beach Day happens once every 3 months, one per season of the year. It is still my opinion that the Spring meet-up should be called "CORGCHELLA". The next meet-up is scheduled for July 11, 2015, so grab your pup, come on down to the beach, and enjoy the craziness (and cuteness) that is SoCal Corgi Beach Day!
Let me know if you're going to be there for the next Corgi meet up in the comments below. Donald and I will be (we live within a 5 mile radius of the event). Or if you just want to share pictures of dogs, that would be acceptable as well.