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!

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

Public Invited to Celebrate Cascade Head Marine Reserve July 18

The Friends of Cascade Head Marine Reserve invites the general public to come out and join them Saturday, July 18th for a day of fun and ecology-based activities, celebrating the land-sea connection of the terrestrial preserve and the newly established Marine Reserve in the adjacent waters. The free, family-friendly event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Knight Park, the public boat launch site just off North Three Rocks Road near the mouth of the Salmon River. From boat tours to guided hikes, fish grill, kids art activities and awesome music from the Lucky Gap String Band, there’s something here for everyone!

Otter Rock and Roll – 2015 recap

Youth score, in surf and stewardship, at Otter Rock ‘n Roll competition.

Newport, OR (June 20, 2015) – The Surfrider Foundation’s Newport Chapter, joined by the Siuslaw and Portland Chapters, hosted 45 competitors and over 200 spectators for the 7th annual Otter Rock n’ Roll Youth Surf Contest and Beach Cleanup Challenge in celebration of International Surfing Day.

Otter Rock Beach Cleanup — April 12th, Noon to 2pm

Come pitch in and help protect the Otter Rock Marine Reserve and Marine Gardens this Sunday! We are having a special cleanup of the Otter Rock/Devils Punch Bowl north beach and Marine Gardens that has asphalt on it from some failing paths and parking lots.  This involves breaking the larger chunks into smaller pieces that can then be carried from the beach in a chain style fashion with fellow volunteers!

Project Kickoff – Agate Beach Wayside Improvement!

Remember that rad project to improve parking, access and install restrooms and showers at Agate Beach? Well it’s happening and the kickoff informational meeting is tomorrow – Tuesday, November 18, @ 6pm!

City of Newport and State of Oregon staff will be available to answer questions about the scope of this project and data that has been collected to inform the design of the improvements. What do you want to see built? Come share your ideas!