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7th annual Clean Water Classic - Westport, Washington - May 16-18, 2008  


7th annual Clean Water Classic - Westport, Washington - May 16th to 18th 2008
7th Annual 2008 Clean Water Classic

2008 Clean Water Clasic - Photo:Shane Deringer
 
2008 Clean Water Clasic - Photo:Shane Deringer
 
2008 Clean Water Clasic - Photo:Shane Deringer
 
2008 Clean Water Clasic - Photo:Shane Deringer
 
2008 Clean Water Clasic - PhotosShane Deringer

2008 Clean Water Clasic - Photo:Shane Deringer
 
2008 Clean Water Clasic - Photo:Shane Deringer
 
2008 Clean Water Clasic - Photo:Shane Deringer
 
2008 Clean Water Clasic - Photo:Shane Deringer
 

Surfrider Foundation and Global Surf Industries celebrate the largest surf event in the Pacific Northwest CleanWaterClassic.com

The 7th annual Clean Water Classic surf contest just wrapped up this past weekend in Westport, Washington. The event, organized and put on by volunteers from the Pacific Northwest chapters of Surfrider Foundation, is a major fundraising event for the local chapters of Surfrider Foundation. Volunteers from southern Oregon all the way to British Columbia host the event which attracted over 1000 spectators and nearly 150 contestants.

The Classic is the only Pro/Am contest held in the region. “Our chapters and activists work hard to put this event on every year, and it represents one of the biggest fundraising opportunities and membership drives”, says Charlie Plybon, Oregon Field Coordinator for Surfrider Foundation. “These funds help support a variety of campaigns and programs that focus on water quality, beach access, ocean health, and shoreline preservation. All of the proceeds are split evenly amongst participating chapters to provide crucial funding to Surfrider initiatives at the local chapter level.” On Saturday May 17, the first heats started at 7:00 AM at the jetty in Westhaven State Park, Washington. The event concluded at 3 PM on Sunday, May 18. Over the course of Saturday and Sunday, 50 heats were run with most being 15 minute heats. Six competitors per heat was the norm on Saturday, with the semi finals and finals on Sunday drawing between two and four competitors per heat. The weather was spectacular this year providing clear skies, sunshine and solid overhead waves for contestants to tout their skills for the judges.

On Saturday night, sponsors combined forces to provide an extraordinary surf theme party which attracted over 450 people. Each Surfrider chapter in the region presented displays and tables educating partygoers on their unique local issues, campaigns and programs. The party turnout packed the Westport Convention Center, and featured a special presentation by the Classic title sponsor, Global Surf Industries. The presentation honored local shop owner and Pacific Northwest surf pioneer Al Perlee. Known to many as “the dean of Northwest surfing”, Perlee maintains The Surf Shop in Westport and was honored with a signed sur%oard by Classic organizers. Also headlining the event was special guest Bob McTavish, one of the catalysts for the shortboard revolution. At 64 years, Bob was pulling into barreling overhead surf on Friday afternoon, impressing the younger crowd on the beach. The evening finished off with some great tunes and a lively show by the Panda Conspiracy.

The event would not have been such a huge success without the amazing support of all our sponsors. Sponsors include: Global Surf Industries, Kona Brewing, Rebel Sur%oards, Barefoot Wines, The Islander Resort, Quiksilver, Pacific NW Judges, Sol Sunguard, Urban Surf, Lost Mountain Surf Company, Coastal Surf Boutique, Xcel, Perfect Wave, Serenity Spa, Bullman Beach Inn, Agua Verde Cafe, Second Ascent, DVS, North by Northwest Surf, Burley Girls, Zumiez, Fish Tale Organic Ales, Far North Surf and Sport, Whale Tails, Justin Myers Photography, Philippe Bishop Photography and others. Thanks to all our sponsors and chapters for making this event such a huge success!

Cost of Pollution - 2008 Clean Water Clasic - Photo:Charlie Plybon
Cost of Pollution - Photo:Charlie Plybon

Green - 2008 Clean Water Clasic - Photo:Justin Myers
Photo:Justin Myers

Green  - 2008 Clean Water Clasic - Photo:Philippe Bishop
Photo:Philippe Bishop

Keiki, headstand - 2008 Clean Water Clasic - Photo:Philippe Bishop
Keiki, headstand - Photo:Philippe Bishop

Green SUP - 2008 Clean Water Clasic - Photo:Philippe Bishop
Photos:Philippe Bishop

Rocks, Boards - 2008 Clean Water Clasic - Photo:Philippe Bishop

Yellow slash - 2008 Clean Water Clasic - Photo:Philippe Bishop

Photo:Justin Myers courtesy ofMyersPhoto.ne

Photos:Charlie Plybon courtesy of PhilippeBishop.com

2008 Clean Water Classic division winners:

  • Best Wave –Peter Hamilton
  • High Score Shortboard – Peter Hamilton
  • High Score Longboard – Kapono Nahina

Pro/Am:

  1. Noah Cohen - CAN
  2. Kirk Tice
  3. CC Unger - CAN

Master’s Shortboard:

  1. Perry Abedor
  2. Matt Loughran
  3. Nolan West

Women’s Shortboard:

  1. Leah Oke - CAN
  2. Annie Atkinson
  3. Anne Beasley

Men’s Longboard:

  1. Kapono Nahina
  2. JP Canlis
  3. Andrew Cordeiro

Master’s Longboard:

  1. Kevin Todd - CAN
  2. Anthony Redpath - CAN
  3. Ben Cockcroft

Women’s Longboard:

  1. Monica Todd - CAN
  2. Leah Oke - CAN
  3. Annie Atkinson

Juniors:

  1. Kye Peladeau - CAN
  2. Ryan Gardner
  3. Chad Hoh

Stand-up Paddle:

  1. JP Canlis
  2. Kevin Todd - CAN
  3. Peter Miller

Keiki (child) with Parent:

  • Isabella Martinez-Ybor
  • Noah Martin
  • Scarlett Redpath - CAN
  • Nicole Simpson

if we missed you, shout out - CAN

heat by heat scores & results 80522cwc_results.xls

The Surfrider Foundation (Surfrider.org) is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 63 chapters across the United States and Puerto Rico, with international affiliates in Australia, Europe, Japan and Brazil.
Pamela Clark onewahine.com

Westport Surfing Clean Water Classic I

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Noah Cohen - 1st Pro/Am - 2008 Clean Water Classic, Westport Washington - Photo:Marc Fuller - May 16th to 18th 2008

Clean Water Classic
Westport WA
May 16-18, 2008

O'Neill Team Rider, Noah Cohen, once again dominated the competition at the Clean Water Classic held in Westport Washington this past weekend marking his second Pro/Am win at the event in as many years. Noah battled alongside O'Neill teammate, Reid Jackson, as well as fellow Canadians CC Unger-Mayor and Kye Peladeau.CC took third place in the Pro/Am and Kye first-place in the Juniors Category. For Noah this is one of many wins in the past year after winning the event in 2007 as well as the Pro/Am Division of the Rip Curl Stew in Tofino and the Junior Division at The September Storm classic in Nova Scotia.

The 7th Annual Surfrider Foundation Clean Water Classic presented by Global Surf Industries is the largest surf contest in the Pacific Northwest, attracting more than 110 competitors in a variety of divisions. This event is a benefit for the Pacific Northwest chapters of the Surfrider Foundation, and has been awarded the Surfrider Foundation Chapter Event of the Year. The Classic is the oldest continuously running surf competition in the Pacific Northwest. This weekend was a wonderful weekend for the Clean Water Classic with temperatures soaring into the high 90 degrees fahrenheit on the Friday, and an 85 degree day on Saturday with clear skies. This atypical heat wave along with surf well-overhead made for an amazing event in and out of the water.
Marc Fuller O'Neill Canada


7th annual Clean Water Classic - Westport, Washington - May 16th to 18th 2008

7th ANNUAL CLEAN WATER CLASSIC

Surfrider Foundation and Global Surf Industries release registration forms for the largest surf contest in the Pacific Northwest

Clean Water Classic.com
The 7th annual Clean Water Classic surfing contest will be held May 16th to 18th at Westport, Washington. This event is a benefit for the Pacific Northwest chapters of the Surfrider Foundation, and has been awarded the Surfrider Foundation Chapter Event of the Year. The Classic is the oldest continuously running surf competition in the Pacific Northwest. In 2008, the Classic will debut a Stand Up Paddle demo heat and a keiki (youth) heat. Registration forms for the Classic are now available on line at CleanWaterClassic.com. Most of the heats fill up completely, and competitors should not rely on beach registrations due to the high popularity of this event.

Pete Stauffer is the Oregon Policy Coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation. Pete explains the importance of the Classic to the Pacific Northwest chapters. ""The CWC generates crucial funding for the volunteer chapters of Surfrider throughout the Pacific Northwest. These funds help support a variety of campaigns and programs that focus on water quality, beach access, ocean health, and shoreline preservation. We really appreciate all the support provided by local surf shops and shapers to help make the contest a success. The event would not be possible without the wonderful support of the community of Westport."

The 2008 Clean Water Classic is presented by Global Surf Industries, the leading sur%oard distribution company worldwide. Mark Kelly is the President of Global Surf Industries. Mark notes, "This is a low key event on a global scale, and this is what we love about the Classic. Our company mantra is "Life is better when you surf", and this is alive and on display at the Classic for sure. We have some surprises in store this year, so I am looking forward to seeing the excitement we can create."

The Surfrider Foundation (Surfrider.org) is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 63 chapters across the United States and Puerto Rico, with international affiliates in Australia, Europe, Japan and Brazil.

Contacts: Pamela Clark
Clean Water Classic Communications
503-805-9668
clark_pamela at yahoo.com

Jean Olson
Clean Water Classic Operations and Logistics
360-220-5735
orcajean at hotmail.com

Adrian Nelson
Clean Water Classic Sponsor Relations
604-780-3670
adrian at slanted-media.com

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