Celebrate International Surfing Day With Otter Rock n Roll Youth Surfing Competition — In Memory of Mike Bowers
The Otter Rock N’ Roll youth surfing competition will take place on Saturday June 20th at Otter Rock/Devil’s Punchbowl State Park from 8am-4pm. This event recognizes International Surfing Day (www.intlsurfingday.com) and celebrates the sport of surfing and helps raise awareness about issues facing our oceans, waves and beaches. The event is an 18 and under surf contest open to all surfers including beginners, a Beach Cleanup Challenge, and family friendly music and other fun for beach enthusiasts.
These kids were out doing a beach clean-up and they decided to join our (small but mighty) procession to show our position against offshore oil drilling and maintaining the moratorium currently in place in Oregon.
Like one of our participants said ‘Hard to see a moment like that and not feel a little inspired and comforted about where we are headed as a community. Thanks also to everyone who showed up in support.’
A few months ago we received an email from a Girl Scout Troop in Portland (well, it made the rounds to Newport Beach, Ca. first, but eventually found it’s way to us in Newport Or.). The super cool thing is that this troop of girls wanted to share the proceeds from their annual cookie sales with Surfrider Foundation. What a wonderful thing!