The South Sound Chapter of Surfrider Foundation annually joins with a dozen chapters from Oregon to B.C. Canada to celebrate the ocean and the environmental work of the PNW chapters at this bona-fida surf contest.  Activities include a beach cleanup and kids surf camp (equipment supplied by Warm Current Foundation).

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How can you get the most out of your visit to Westport and The Clean Water Classic Pro-Am Surf Contest? Volunteer! Meet other volunteers from Oregon, British Columbia and Washington, and further afar each year.  Some of us are registered in the contest heats so we need you, the non-contestants to be there for the fun and participate as a volunteer. So come sign up and have fun.  (If the South Sound Chapter does not have volunteers signed up, we do not share in the profits of the event. So come out and support your local Tacoma surfers and marine activists as we kick of the Spring-Summer surfing season at Westport.)


Also, join in the raffle for a chance to snag ocean themed equipment and artwork.


The fun starts Friday evening with sign-ins and viewing the raffle items.  The volunteering starts Friday afternoon.  The dance party Saturday night is always epic and even Friday night at the Islander Bar and Grill can be an hot taste of the fun to be had.


Here’s the Scoop: Go to the website www (dot) cleanwaterclassic (dot) com and select “Volunteer.” The sign-up is an online form. It’s easy. It’s fun to participate…



Here’s a copy of the Volunteers Positions we need to fill (published on the Website):
Auction and Raffle Monitors – Auction and Raffle Monitors are responsible for ensuring auction and raffle items are secure at all times. This involves hanging out in the location where these items are being stored and answering any questions regarding auction and/or raffle prizes.

Beach Crew – The Beach Crew is responsible for getting each of the surfers the proper jerseys and checking-in the surfers on the beach before they paddle out. They will also assist with the heat timing and the horn.

Beach Set Up – The Beach Set Up crew will assist with set up of the contest site (tents, tables, chairs, etc.)

Judge Spotter – Judge spotters will assist the judges by keeping track of contestants in each heat, by knowing who is wearing which color rash guard.

Parking Crew – The Parking Crew will monitor the parking lot and encourage people to take the shuttle. Volunteers in this position will be given a shuttle schedule to reference.

Registration – Registration volunteers will assist with the surfer check-in and hand out goodie bags to all registered contestants.

Volunteer Check In – Volunteers in this position should be familiar with Surfrider Foundation and be able to answer questions pertaining to the organization and the contest itself. They will also be given a schedule of volunteers/positions and should be able to direct volunteers to their appropriate position.

Audio Visual – Assist with the audio-visual set up on the beach and at the site of the party.

Party Set Up – Help with the set up of the party on Saturday night.

Roaming Raffle – Roaming raffle involves selling raffle tickets at the contest site, registration table, hotel, and party.

Scoring Helper – This position entails assisting the scorekeeper by totaling judge scores for each division heat.

Surfer Check In/Water Table – This position requires up-to-date knowledge of the contest schedule, scores, and the ability to check surfers in for their heat.

Information – Volunteers at the information table should have knowledge of the Surfrider Foundation and be able to sell memberships as well as merchandise.



Mike Webb

Volunteer Coordinator, South Sound Chapter

my email: volunteercoordinator (at)


For the Health of the Ocean!