CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. — More than 50,000 people will pack Clearwater Beach this weekend for the 10th annual Clearwater Super Boat National Championship.
It’s an event that brings in adrenaline junkies from around the world. This year, however, many prospective visitors may be concerned about the red tide crisis plaguing many Bay Area beaches.
Thankfully, right now Clearwater, looks great.
- City, county crews managing beach conditions
- Crews will monitor situation throughout the weekend
- Race information: https://www.clearwatersuperboat.com/
"Clearwater Beach is clean, it's clear, and it's open for business," race co-founder Brian Aungst said.
Race organizers and city crews want visitors to enjoy the weekend without worry. They’ve been out on the beach day and night monitoring conditions and cleaning up any dead fish.
"We make sure they go three to four times a day," said City of Clearwater and Clearwater Beach spokesman Jason Beisel. "They walk the beach, they check the beach, they look for discolored water, they look for odors, fish kills.”
City and county crews are making sure the beaches are beautiful for an event that will bring a significant economic boost during one of the slowest times of the season.
"Pinellas County stepped up and they hired shrimp boats to come scoop up fish along the coast," race co-founder Frank Chivas said.
City crews will be on the beach throughout the weekend monitoring conditions. Officials said there will also be medical crews on site in case any visitors experience respiratory issues.
The want visitors to know it is safe to eat seafood at local restaurants.
For more information on the Clearwater Super Boat National Championship, visit https://www.clearwatersuperboat.com/.