New England Science & Sailing Foundation Hosts Catch a Curl Youth Surf Competition

STONINGTON, CT – New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS), Westerly Recreation Department and Narragansett Surf Shop announce the sixth annual “Catch a Curl” Youth Surf Competition. The event will be held at the Westerly Town Beach (365 Atlantic Avenue) in Rhode Island on Saturday, September 16th. Catch a Curl is open to beginners through advanced youth surfers and will include a beach cleanup as part of the event.

“There will be novice, intermediate, and advanced heats so all levels of surfers are welcome to participate. For the younger divisions, we encourage parents to get in the water and help coach,” says NESS educator Lauren O’Donnell. “We will also be hosting a beach cleanup in association with the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) and the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal
Clean Up Day. It’s going to be an awesome day.”

For more information, please visit http://nessf.org/events. Registration will take place at the competition. Entry fee is $35 per surfer and includes a t-shirt. NESS would like to thank the Westerly Recreation Department, Narragansett Surf Shop, CIVIL, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association, Avie’s Ski/Sport Shop, Tidal River Clothing, RI Surfrider Foundation, CT Surfrider Foundation, Peter Pan Surfing Academy, and Eastern Surfing Association for their guidance, support, and expertise in making this event a reality.

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