The anticipation has already begun for International Surfing Day (ISD) as the celebration of surfing and ocean recreation received a proclamation from Governor Jay Inslee declaring June 20th International Surfing Day In Washington! With five chapter events happening around the state celebrating our oceans, waves, and beaches it was a pleasant surprise to receive a proclamation from the Governor recognizing coastal recreation. Events are happening throughout the week of June 20th and as always are sure to get people amped as we head into the summer months.

ISD events will be happening throughout the Washington chapter network over the course of the week prior to Saturday, June 20th. Please check with your local chapter for specifics of each event. Below is a series of brief summaries of what to expect so circle your calendar for the dates, attend a June chapter meeting, and come celebrate ISD with new and old friends as we gather to appreciate our oceans, waves, and beaches.

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Starting from the North and around the Puget Sound:

Northwest Straits – Similar to last year the NWS chapter, based in big beautiful Bellingham, will be back at Aslan brewery Saturday, June 20th for a night of surf flicks, food, drink, and fun. The event starts at 5 in the upstairs room and runs til approximately 7pm. For any questions please email the chapter.

Seattle – Seattle will be hosting their annual bash at Urban Surf in Greenlake to celebrate surfing, SUPing, and water and beach recreation in general. The event will kickoff Wednesday, June 17th, at 5:30pm and run until approximately 8:30. Come enjoy the SUP race at 7, refreshments, and the traditional raffle. Any questions please contact the chapter.

South Sound – The South Sound will start the morning of June 20th off with a beach cleanup at Owen Beach in Tacoma from 10-12 followed by a BBQ. Bring your SUP, kayak, or other human-powered water craft as members will be sure to get in the water over the course of the day. For questions, please contact the chapter.

Capitol – A surf movie night is the plan for the Capitol chapter on Friday, June 19th. The chapter will be at OlyTaproom from 6-9pm with a dollar of every beer sold donated to the chapter. Catch some good videos and take part in a stacked raffle!

Olympic Peninsula – One of the most anticipated Surfrider events of the year, the always fun OPC ISD celebration at Harbinger Winery is happening Friday June 19th starting at 6:30. The party features great food, drinks, a stocked raffle, and live music. For more information and details on the event or how to purchase tickets, please contact the OPC.