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 (photo credit: Chris Aruda). 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.’ For contest recap and results please see the first comment to this post.