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October 13, 2017

The 2017 Clean Water Classic, One for the History Books

The 2017 Clean Water Classic delivered. It was a total package of fun ranging from the obvious gorgeous weather, to the setting and live bands Saturday night at Loge Camp, and the obvious festivities at the beach with DJ Joshua James spinning for hours on end. With almost 130 contestants and even more volunteers, spectators, and sponsors at the jetty it was a weekend all seemed to enjoy. For a look back, be sure to check out this stunning video recap from Garret and the crew at Northfork Media and read on to see a few more pics and links to the weekend stories. 

Long Time Competitor and 2017 Men’s Pro/Am Champ Greg Urata (Photo Dan Conway)

A congratulations to Greg Urata for his win in the men’s Pro/Am. Always a friendly face on the beach, Greg has competed in the contest for several years nailing his first victory in that division this year.

Sara Marineau takin home the womens Pro/Am first place trophy. (Photo Dan Conway)

Big-ups to Sara Marineau for her victory in the Women’s Pro/Am. With a much more crowded field then the previous year it was a blast for all who were able to watch this division in the semis and finals.

For a solid storyline and associated images from the beach to the Saturday night party have a read of this  in-depth review of the weekend by Lost River Photography.

Surfers Head Out for Their Heat (Photo: Sheri Foreman)

Thank you to all of our contestants, volunteers, MC Steve Murray and DJ Joshua James, and sponsors for making this contest one of the best CWCs on record. Special shout-out to 10 Barrel Brewing for being our title sponsor and providing food and beverages Saturday night and to Loge Camps Inn at the Sands for hosting registration and the bash. Last but not least, a well deserved thank you to Jean Olson and Eleanor Hines. Jean committed countless hours over the years running the contest and passed the main organizer baton onto Surfrider Northwest Straits chapter chair Eleanor Hines who ran the show amazingly.  Thanks and see you at the 2018 CWC next fall!

 

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