International Surfing day once again brought with it good vibes and celebratations hosted by chapters throughout Washington. Parties and paddles took place in Seattle, Port Angeles, Tacoma, and Olympia bringing together water lovers here in Washington state.

The Seattle Chapter as in years past gathered to celebrate International Surfing Day at Urban Surf, a local surf shop in front of Gas Works Park. Thanks to Urban Surf who hosted the SUP race on Lake Union and to all the volunteers who were able to raise awareness on the chapters Hold On To Your Butts campaign (HOTYB), as well as notifying visitors of future chapter beach cleanup events such as the Westport cleanup on July 5th.

Capitol ISD 2015
The growing Capitol chapter hosted surf films and a party at Oly Taproom in Olympia celebrating their recent reorganization and development. Over 40 people filled the joint to watch videos, socialize, win raffle goods, and support the chapter. The future is bright for the crew in the capitol, contact them to get involved if you live in the Olympia area!

ISD OPC 2015
Whats become one of the most anticipated Surfrider events in WA, the OPC’s annual ISD celebration once again brought it’s A game. Thanks to sponsors such as  Lib Tech, Todd Fisher Surf-Art, Next Door Gastropub, and Harbinger Winery, the chapter was able to raise significant funds to help their local programs while providing a great party. Attendees left with surf and snow boards, art, date night goods, and other items not too mention stoke for Surfrider after a well organized party.

South Sound:
ISD 2015 South Sound

The South Sound is one of the more social chapters out there and they took this characteristic to the beach for a cleanup followed by a BBQ and some paddling. Chapter Chair Ken Campbell operated the grill while members traded paddle time between each others kayaks and SUPs. ISD was another example of the South Sound getting debris off a beach while enjoying themselves in the Tacoma area.