|Off the lip
It's surf contest time!!
First up is the Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic on September 19, 20 and 21. This will be the 16th installment of this awesome event that just seems to keep getting better each year. The weekend starts with the registration party on Friday night under the big tent, then right into 2 full days of heats for surfers of all ages on boards 9ft and longer (including a SUP category). The Kiwanda Classic is raising money for a new city park in Pacific City which will include a skatepark. Here are some photos from the final heat just before the storm hit...
Right on its heals on the first weekend in October (3-5th) is the Surfrider Clean Water Classic in Westport, WA. The Clean Water Classic weekend includes not only great surfing (which includes shortboards, longboards and SUPs), but also live music, movie showings, a vendor village, silent auction and raffle.
The CWC 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 www.surfrider.org. The event will also include a Kid's Surf Camp for area youth run by Warm Current, a non-profit organization whose mission is to teach, inspire and support underserved communities and youth through surfing. To assist Warm Current in providing access to ocean recreation for kids in WA, OR and around the world, contest attendees are asked to bring new or used wetsuits for donation to the event. www.warmcurrent.org.
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