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Otter Rock and Roll goes off for International Surfing Day

It felt great to bring back the Otter Rock and Roll Youth Surf Competition after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic. Foggy, drizzly conditions in the morning did not get anyone's spirits down and we were rewarded with sunny skies in the afternoon.

The 18 and under surf contest and beach cleanup challenge kicked held at Otter Rock/Devil’s Punchbowl State Park, ran 24 fifteen-minute heats in divisions from “Best Beginner,” which comes with surfing lessons and all the gear for surfing, to the 16-18 year-old division. This year, the youngest competitor was just 1 year and 7 months old and competed with her mother in the “Parent with Child” division.

Forty-four competitors traveled from all over Oregon and one competitor traveled from Idaho. The competition results are available here.

The Newport Chapter is extremely grateful to our sponsors who make this fun, family event so special for our community – Pura Vida Surf Shop, Travis Leonard/Eon Graphics, Xcel Wetsuits, Russo Surfboards, Murdy Surfboards, Quicksilver, Oneill, evo, Mo’s, Dakine, Le Boss Surfboards / Tom McNamara, Newport News Times, Cliffside Coffee & Sweets, Rainbow Sandals, Cascade Coast Solar, Hyperflex, FCS, Catch Surf, Samaritan Health Services, Andrea K. Mace Realty, Lincoln City Surf Shop, Otter Rock Surf Shop, Moment Surf Shop, Ossies Surfshop, South Beach Surf Shop, Zuhg Life Surf Shop

Photo by Jeremy Burke