To the Editor:
Thank you to everyone who came out and made the eighth annual ALO LBI Longboard Classic on Aug. 14 the best yet. We were able to run our contest in amazing waves thanks to the cooperation of our competitors, volunteers, staff and spectators.
Thank you to all our sponsors for their endless support:
Kurt Williams and family; Farias Surf & Sport; The Arlington and Daymark; J. Bucci Landscape & Pavers; Reynolds Garden Shop, Nursery, Floral Market & Landscaping; Dave’s Electric; Bay Avenue Plant Co.; Barry’s Do Me A Flavor; EquityPrime NJ; Walt McCollum Plumbing, Heating, Cooling; The Chicken Or The Egg; Wyndecrest Home; South-End Surf ’N Paddle; Country Kettle Fudge, Country Kettle Chowda; Sink ’R Swim Men’s Shop; Blue Water Café; Stefano’s; Surf Unlimited; Speakeasy Pizzeria; Lex Mex; The Greenhouse Café; Woodie’s Drive-In; Wally’s Restaurant; Scojo’s Restaurant; Ship Bottom Shellfish; GForce Construction; A. Richard Aitken Jr. Builders; SwellColors Glass Studio; Ship Bottom Brewery; LBI Surfing; ReMax of LBI; Irwin & Irwin CPAs; Private Advisor Group; Swell Life Family Chiropractic; and The Porthole Café.
We also could not have done this event without the help of the borough of Ship Bottom. From the council and Mayor Huelsenbeck to Clerk Kathleen Wells, we thank you. A big thank-you to Ship Bottom Beach Patrol as well for their help and cooperation throughout the day.
We were able to raise over $6,000 to support Alliance for a Living Ocean and our mission to promote and maintain clean water and a healthy coastal environment through education, research and active participation. We recognize the need to manage our entire watershed, bay and ocean holistically since all water flows from “the raindrop to the ocean.”
Kyle Gronostajski, executive director
Alliance for a Living Ocean