Clean Ocean Action


Clean, epic waves were enjoyed by The COA Open surf contest competitors and spectators on October 24, 2020 at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch, NJ! Thank you to all sponsors, in kind sponsors, contestants, volunteers, spectators, and supporters for their donations and assistance in helping make this 3rd annual competition a success! The funds raised will help support COA's important work of ocean protection to ensure healthy water for marine life to thrive in and people to enjoy! Read more

Mike Gleason of TAK Waterman donated a portion of the proceeds he won for taking place 1st place in the pro division at The Open back to COA. The prize money for the first place pros and men’s divisions was donated by the Greg T. Hickman Foundation.






Clean Ocean Action sends special thanks to the tied-winners of the custom-shaped surfboard contest: Eamon Griffin and Eugene Juryn, as well as surfboard shaper Tom Eadon who donated the boards! Together, Eamon and Eugene raised nearly $4,000! Read more

Read more about the 2020 COA Surf Open

View the 2020 Surf Contest Results by Division

View 2020 COA Open Photos

Kevin Flaherty won “charger of the day” for the boys division at the The COA Open


Carly Coble, Tim Torchia Photography


Waves of Thanks to Our Sponsors

Double Overhead Sponsor: Advisors Mortgage in Ocean Township; Overhead Sponsors: 2nd Jetty Seafood, Petrillo's Protection Group, Red Rabbit Aesthetics, SkyTop Landscaping, World Subaru; Ground Swell Sponsors: Hickman Contracting, LGInsurance, MCM Electric, Messina & Mimnaugh Wells Fargo, Summa Love Surf Camp, Sun Eagle Golf Course, The Gallery Residential Brokerage, Warshauer Electric Supply, and Wells Painting. In Kind Sponsors: BLDG Active, CarvinArt, Coffee Surf Co, Greenlines, Hearthly Organic, JDR Home Repair & Maintenance, TAK Waterman, TE Shapes, Ugly Seltzer, Volcom, and Volte Wetsuits


Waves of Thanks to Our Photographers



Pat Parenty 1st Place in the Men’s division, Ryan Struck Photography


View the images of photographers Ryan Struck, Tim Torchia, Michael McKenna, Ken Robinson, Rob Siliato, and Todd Thompson here.



Contest Director Tyler Thompson (left) with COA’s COO Mary-Beth Thompson, Tom Zapcic Photography


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