The Adventure Guys

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Category: Surfing


Get your outdoor club’s info into our special section

We are preparing a special section on summer outdoor recreation options in Western Washington. One element of the content will be a listing of outdoors groups in the South Sound.

So, here’s the deal. Your group can get a free mention in the section, but you have to send us the information.

Here is what we would you like to send us: club name, main activity you participate in, major event club hosts; general meeting time and location; website and/or phone number.

Here is an example: South Sound Chapter-Puget Sound Anglers: Salmon fishing; hosts the South Sound Salmon Derby in

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Surf competition in Westport starts Friday

From Clean Water Classic Operations and Logistics:

Over the weekend of May 15-17, Westport, WA will welcome back the Surfrider Foundation for this year’s 8th annual Clean Water Classic—the largest surf contest in the Pacific Northwest. The event is a benefit for the Pacific Northwest chapters of the Surfrider Foundation and in the past has been awarded the Surfrider Foundation Chapter Event of the Year. The Classic is proud to announce Global Surf Industries (GSI) as the returning main sponsor for 2009. GSI President Mark Kelly describes one of the new twists for the 2009 event: "GSI will be launching a wild new surfboard design at the CWC this year. The Meyerhoffer, by Modern, is a surfboard that has been designed in conjunction with world renowned designer Thomas Meyerhoffer." Check the preliminary information out on the board at Thomas will be attending the Classic and GSI will be running a one design competition using this board. "We are all looking forward to the event. This is the third year we have been the title sponsor and just love being immersed in the surfing community of the Pacific Northwest," said Kelly.

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Ski and surf before lunch in Idaho (That’s right, Idaho)

Whistler Blackcomb’s stranglehold on the title as the Northwest’s best ski resort might be slipping.

At least in the 10-and-younger demographic.

My daughter, who has long considered Whistler to be the coolest place on earth, turned 10 last week so, as I gift, I took her with me on an assignment that included a stop at Silver Mountain in Northern Idaho.

"Dad," she said during a ride on the resort’s 3.1-mile gondola, "this place is cooler than Whistler. When can we come back?"

Keep in mind this is coming

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