Posted by: thormiller | March 9, 2009

First contest of the year announced

Spring is coming!

We’ve had to set our clocks forward, the first bulbs of the year are showing off their bright flowers, and the first surf contest in the Pacific Northwest has been announced for May 15 – 17.

The Clean Water Classic invades Westport, Wash.  for the eighth consecutive year, showcasing some of the best surfers in Oregon, Washington and from far away places like California and British Columbia.

What’s so exciting about this contest, is the proceeds go toward protecting Northwest beaches through the Surfrider Foundation.

As the summer gets into full swing, look for the CSO Open, held at Road’s End in Lincoln City, Ore. Last year’s contest was special because all the profits from the contest went to head judge Gary Smither of North Bend, Ore. who is a cancer survivor.

Hopefully with the trying economic times, other contests will be held this year like the Noll Longboard and the Rogue Gathering, and especially the Cape Kiwanda LB Classic, held at Pacific City in September.

Even if you’re not into surfing, go check out one of the contests and see how good some of the surfers are who grew up honing their craft in the cold, and often trying conditions of the Pacific Northwest.

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