Share What You Love – Youth score surf and stewardship at 9th Annual Otter Rock and Roll competition.

June 17, 2017, The Surfrider Foundation’s Newport Chapter hosted 58 competitors and over 200 spectators for the 9th annual Otter Rock n’ Roll Youth Surf Contest and Beach Cleanup Challenge in celebration of International Surfing Day. The event drew competitors from all over Oregon! Observed globally, International Surfing Day celebrates the sport of surfing and helps raise awareness about issues facing our oceans, waves, and beaches.

9th Annual Otter Rock and Roll Youth Surfing Competition — June 17th, 2017

Get the kids stoked for the 18 and under youth surf event of the year Otter Rock ‘n Roll! Something for all, from the no-experience necessary beginner division with lessons, and the parent with child division, to the more competitive 13-15 and 16-18 year old divisions (both boys and girls). Event pre-registration is $25, space is limited; sign up early to reserve your spot!

Coastal Cleanup — Clean Oceans International and Rising Appalachia

August 11th — 9:30am, South Beach State Park @ South Jetty

Join Clean Oceans International and Rising Appalachia for a first time, free Coastal Cleanup!

We’re fired up to bring together a day of action, in collaboration with the Beloved festival (belovedfestival.com), to reduce the amount of debris (plastic and otherwise) from a piece of the Oregon Coastline. Rising Appalachia and Clean Oceans International have teamed up with the Oregon State Parks System to provide a volunteer opportunity to monitor and remove trash as well as study micro-debris accumulation!

For More Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1568503013454206/

Protect and Enjoy – Youth score surf and stewardship at Otter Rock and Roll competition

The 8th annual Otter Rock n’ Roll Youth Surf Contest and Beach Cleanup Challenge was a huge success! The Surfrider Foundation’s Newport Chapter hosted 47 competitors and over 200 spectators. The event, in celebration of International Surfing Day,  drew competitors from all over Oregon and a few as far away as Washington and Oklahoma! Observed globally, International Surfing Day celebrates the sport of surfing and helps raise awareness about issues facing our oceans, waves, and beaches.ORR2016crop

Netarts Spit Rapid Response — 2500lbs collected

Nine people including the park ranger participated in this event that collected 2500 lbs of debris.  Two trucks and one ATV ferried participants 6 miles from Cape Lookout Campground to the tip of Netarts Spit.  The cleanup crew consisted of Pete Snell (Event Host), Ryan Parker (Park Ranger), Garry Link (Pacific City resident and expert beach driver), Shannon, Bronson, Audrey, and Tony Gaine (Awesome family that walked about 4 miles of beach digging and collecting heavy debris), John Morris (dedicated beach rover from Nehalem), Leo Newberg (Newport Chapter Chair and expert dead lifter), and Vince Pappalardo (Newport Chapter Volunteer Coordinator).
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