Friday, May 18, 2012

From Westport to Waimea in 3, 2, 1...

This weekend is the 11th Annual Surfrider Foundation's Clean Water Classic, the largest continuously run Pro/Am surf competition in the Pacific Northwest right here in Westport, Washington. The event is a fundraiser for the Pacific Northwest Chapters of the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the worlds oceans, waves and beaches. To learn more about the Surfrider foundation or find a chapter in your area please visit

It's also a great party, and all weekend long there is live Hawaiian and Reggae music at the Half Moon Bay Bar & Grill. There are a handful of professional surfers from Hawaii that put on an "Expression Session" which is basically an exhibition style surf session on Saturday, and with them and all their guests and the live music, last year it really felt like being at a part on the North Shore of Oahu.

Also, most people don't know that there is a Kids Surf Camp on Saturday morning, which is completely free and staffed by volunteers. It was started a few years ago by a local kid that thought more local children should be surfing. So any of your little ones that have a curiousity about surfing but no one to take them, this is your big chance! Surfboards and wetsuits are provided, you just need to show up at 9 am to register.

See ya at the beach!

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