Volunteer Divers Remove More Garbage from Angle Lake

A group of volunteers gathered 22 bags of garbage from the lake bottom and area around the shoreline of Angle Lake on Saturday, September 24. The cleanup was organized by Your Scuba Store (YSS) and SeaTac Parks.

Nine divers and 11 land-based volunteers participated in the cleanup, which took place from the park south to Angle Lake Trail. Katherine, a YSS volunteer, noted that no drug paraphernalia was found in the litter. She also successfully recruited a few additional park visitors to assist with the cleanup.

SeaTac Parks Projects & Operations Manager Mike Fitzpatrick said he is "grateful for the assistance from YSS and volunteers who participated in this event. SeaTac Parks is prepared to support another event in the near future."

The divers who participated in the cleanup noted that there was still a lot of litter on the lake bottom. They are planning to organize another cleanup event in December or January. The volunteers are also considering registering Angle Lake as part of the Adopt the Blue program, which would bring additional awareness to the lake and the need for diver assistance with cleanup efforts.

Adopt the Blue is a program that encourages people to adopt a body of water and help to keep it clean. Participants in the program can volunteer to clean up litter, remove invasive species, and educate others about the importance of water conservation.

The volunteers who participated in the Angle Lake cleanup hope their efforts will help make the lake a cleaner and more enjoyable place for everyone.

About YSS

Your Scuba Store!! PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center and PADI Boat ~ servicing Your Scuba Store needs in Hoodsport, WA, and Tacoma, WA. YSS Dive offers quality PADI Scuba Diving certifications, Discover Scuba Diving for beginners, guided tours for certified Divers, and scuba rentals. With over 30 years of combined experience, PADI Instructors John and Katherine Yackel have received over 5 straight years of Elite Instructor Awards and were featured in the 2020 First Quarter Undersea Journal in their Exceeding Expectations article. Whether you are a seasoned divemaster or looking to get into the sport, you will be welcomed at YSS Dive.  

Angle Lake Clean Up to Feature Scuba Divers

The City of SeaTac Parks Department is hosting a clean-up of Angle Lake on Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature scuba divers from YSS Dive Shop in Tacoma, Washington, who will help remove trash from the bottom of the lake.

The clean-up is open to all volunteers, regardless of experience. SeaTac Parks Department will provide onshore volunteers with garbage bags, litter pickers, and gloves. Staff will provide the supplies at the park near the restroom/shelter plaza. “We are excited to partner with YSS Dive Shop to clean up Angle Lake,” said Mary Tuttle, Parks Director for the City of SeaTac. “This is a great opportunity for our community to come together to make a difference.”

Angle Lake is a popular spot for swimming, boating, and fishing. However, it has also become a dumping ground for litter. The clean-up is an effort to remove this trash and make the lake a cleaner and more enjoyable place for everyone.

Regardless of whether you plan to partake in diving, wade through the shallow water, or walk the shoreline, we ask that you pre-register for the event so that the organizers can plan for the appropriate number of waters, snacks, and swag. Divers will also receive an entitlement coupon for one free tank refill of air. 

To register, please visit https://form.jotform.com/232325512018142.

About YSS Dive Shop

YSS Dive Shop is a full-service dive shop located in Tacoma, Washington. The shop offers a variety of services, including scuba diving lessons, equipment rentals, and guided dives.

About the City of SeaTac Parks Department

The City of SeaTac Parks Department is responsible for maintaining and operating the city’s parks, trails, and open spaces. The department also offers a variety of programs and activities for residents and visitors.



The Seafair Clowns will be stopping by Angle Lake Park on September 9th!

As reported recently by South King Media, the leading local, independent, family-run media outlet delivering award-winning hyperlocal news and events to our Southend community, announcing the Seattle Seafair Clowns are scheduled to arrive Saturday during the Frank Hansen Memorial Regatta outboard motorboat racing event. 

The Seattle Seafair Clowns will arrive at 1:00 p.m. to greet children and their family members, share laughs, and capture the fun and experience taking some great photos together. 

View the announcement as posted on the SeaTac Blog.

View the weekend race schedule posted on the Angle Lake Shore Club Blog.

Hydroplane Racing Returns to Angle Lake

Boat Racing Returns to Angle Lake on September 9th and 10th.

Seattle Outboard Association (SOA), an organization founded in 1929, is bringing back the American Power Boat Association (APBA) hydroplanes, runabouts, and tunnel boats to Angle Lake September 9th and 10th for the second annual Frank Hansen Memorial Regatta!

Angle Lake Park
19408 International Boulevard
SeaTac, WA 98188
Time: 10 AM to 4 PM

The weekend-long, free event will feature competitive racing of both hydroplane and runabout style boats from the Stock, Modified, Pro, and Junior categories. The event will also feature New Folks in Boats, an event for people to experience the thrill themselves! This driver training program introduces race enthusiasts to outboard racing offering a driving class from the experienced SOA racers, and hands-on exhibition runs in a race ready hydro. The New Folks in Boats participants will be spread out through the race schedule and will fill gaps between heats. Spectators have an opportunity to meet the racers, including up-and-coming stars of the future, and legendary drivers from the past. Access to the race pits is available to anyone wearing closed-toed shoes, after signing an insurance waiver.

The Saturday race schedule will conclude the seven-event series of the 300ss Hydroplane NW Tour. At
awards on Saturday evening, the Champion of this competitive event will be crowned. Currently the
points are in a close standing, and we will see the deciding heats during the day at Angle Lake.

Sunday will begin the day with a commemorative ceremony reflecting on the tragedies that occurred on
September 11, 2001. The day will also feature a full racing schedule and the presentation of a new award in honor of Frank Hansen and the Angle Lake Shore Club.

Portions of the East-West leg of the lake will be off limits for public access; however this restrictiction will not impact personal use of beach and dock properties. We'll have a couple of the ALSC Barges strung together to form a ‘log boom’ on the eastern straightaway allowing boats to anchor up to and spectators to assemble their tables and chairs from to watch the race action up close!

We happy to share that resident, Allan Freedman will again generously donate his time, expertise and equipment to enable low power FM transmission of the live tower announcements! Spectators and race enthusiasts from around the lake will be able to tune into FM 90.5 on Saturday and Sunday to hear all the race coverage broadcast from the tower!  


If you’d like to know about the boats, races and drivers, please download a courtesy copy of ‘Hydro Basics’ authored by John M. Adams. John built his first outboard hydroplane at age 16 and actively raced for over 20 years in Region 10 with the Seattle Outboard Association. He is currently a retired driver and helps as a crew member of Adams Racing.   

** Entry into the race pits is restricted to spectators who have signed a waiver and are wearing close toed footwear.