Surfrider Foundation’s 11th Annual Clean Water Classic is coming to Westport Washington May 18th-20th. Washington’s only established contest, it’s worth supporting and checking it out.
Westport, WA – Over the weekend of May 18th-20th, Westport, WA will welcome back the Surfrider Foundation for the 11th Annual Clean Water Classic (CWC) —the longest running pro/am surf contest in the Pacific Northwest. The event is a benefit for the Pacific Northwest Chapters of the Surfrider Foundation. The Clean Water Classic is proud to partner this year with Subaru and Quiksilver/Roxy/Mervin Manufacturing. Please be sure to go online to www.cleanwaterclassic.com when heading out for the weekend for event details and as a thank you frequent those businesses who have helped make the event happen. They are listed on the sponsors’ page of the website.
Surfrider Foundation has 12 chapters in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia and proceeds from the Clean Water Classic directly fund these local chapters for a variety of campaigns and programs. Surfrider Foundation’s Oregon Field Manager, Charlie Plybon, comments, “This event is like a giant homecoming for many of our activists. It’s become a Surfrider Pacific Northwest institution, and the event helps support chapter programs and campaigns from clean water advocacy to public education and outreach throughout the year.”
The 2012 CWC will include over 120 contestants from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia, covering all ages and levels with divisions for pro/am, men, masters, women, juniors and kids. New this year, we are dividing the Juniors division into two parts one for Boys and Girls 11 to14 and one for Boys and Girls15 to17 and we are also adding Roxy as the sponsor for the Women’s Pro/Am Shortboard division. The contest is scheduled for the jetty at Westhaven State Park but conditions may lead to a different location, the call will be made the Saturday and Sunday mornings. This year the contest will once again host a kids’ camp on Saturday with the help of Warm Current, www.warmcurrent.org. There will be two one-hour sessions for local and visiting youth, ages 6-18. Registration opens at 9AM with the first session starting at 10 am and the second at 1 pm, first come first serve and space is limited to 20 kids per session. The CWC will also welcome several Hawaiian professional surfers who have flown over to help with the kids’ camp and to put on an expression session for the kids to vote on afterward. This year’s Saturday celebration also promises to be a hit. Join us at the Islander’s Half Moon Grill for live bands throughout the evening and plenty of Kona on tap. As always, this is a family friendly event.
Web site: www.cleanwaterclassic.com