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July Surfing Celebration

July 2022

Hello Surfers:      

I hope you will be attending the Agate Beach Surf Club (ABSC) Dedication and Paddle Out Weekend on:

Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th, 2022 at Agate Beach

I am looking forward to seeing everyone who can attend. Here is the agenda and latest update:

·       Friday, July 15th from 6:00 – 8:00 there will be a No-Host party at Ossies Surf Shop (Hwy 101) across from Agate’s large parking lot. Ossies will have its liquor license and a Hawaiian food cart outside. Party will be inside and outside.

·       1:00 PM … Saturday, July 16th Pre-Paddle Out ceremony. Surfers, family, public will gather below and outside of the Agate Beach Motel at large drive way and paved parking lot, overlooking the Cove. We will name the 30 surfers who have been identified so far, a short prayer for all surfers. The ABSC Dedication will follow with speakers Ohana (Rick) Baley and Larry Tucker (Founding Fathers of ABSC) and maybe other members. Followed by the Newport Mayor or Councilor reading the Surfing Proclamation by the city of Newport naming … “THE GREATER NEWPORT AREA AS THE HOME OF SURFING PAST AND PRESENT.” Recognizing the 10 miles of surfing from Otter Rock to South Beach.

·       2:30 PM … The official Paddle Out will begin with surfers paddling out past and around the edge of Yaquina Head. Jack Skriver will be in charge & requesting it be prone paddle out only. You will NOT be able to see the paddle out circle from the Cove or the Agate Beach Motel. Everyone is encouraged to see it at Quarry Cove parking lot inside the Yaquina Head State Park Reserved. There is a fee to get into the park.

Surfers will be able to gather and network with each other at all events. In addition eight rooms at the Agate Beach Motel have been reserved by north, central and south coast surfers.

We will be videotaping surfer stories on Saturday, July 16th. We are particularly interested in pioneer surfer stories from the 60s & 70s. We are encouraging all surfers to drop in and be videotaped on Saturday. For more info please contact Sandy Blackman

I hope my next book on the history of Oregon surfing will be available by this event. I will be printing on demand and if the book is not finished I will be taking pre- orders for the book at the July 15 & 16th event. For more info about our books, surfing videos and my husband Scott Blackman (ABSC surfer) please go to our website

I will continue to update list until a week before the event. Please submit names to Sandy Blackman at or via text. Oregon Surfers who have passed who will be honored.

I looking forward to everyone attending the surf celebration – Sandy

4-21-2022 Update:



David Fish; Marty Skriver; Scott Blackman; Jim Tucker; Steve Baley


Jimmy Smith; Andrew Rodman; Curt Capri; Fred Baley; Steve Dundas;

Steve Williams


Tom Hastings


Martin Hass, Neskowin,

Gary Gregg, PC


Garth Gilmour, VSA & ABSC member


Jack Brown (Washington)

Tim Foley (Grant) Portland, Tillamook Head

Jerry Harrington, Seaside, Tillamook Head

Jeff Trenary (Madison) Portland

Bill Siewert (Wilson) Portland

Steve McKenzie (Cleanline Surf Shop)

Bob Malo, North Shore Surf Club member, Cannon Beach

John Alto Seaside, SSA member

Pierre Marchand, SSA member

Bruce Combs, Seaside, SSA President

Robin Hinton, Seaside, SSA member

Bruce Zumbuhl, Seaside

Mark Collins, SSA member

Joe Camberg, SSA member

Sara Lee, Seaside


Dennis Severy, Florence

Tribal Chief Don Ivy, Coos Bay

Bradley Courtright, Nubs, Kahuna member, Coos Bay

Buddy Bodonivitch, Kahuna, Coos Bay

Arden Keylock, Coos Bay

Ellie Lark, Coos Bay

David Sheldon, Coos Bay

Mike Ford, KaPaKea member, Coos Bay

Bert Moffit, KaPaKea member, Coos Bay

Terry Swanson, Coos Bay

For more information about the event email:

Organizing Committee members: Sandy Blackman; Mike Cavanaugh, Newport REC Director; Mike Harrington, Surfrider Foundation; Jeff Ouderkirk; Jack Skriver; Ossie’s Surf Shop; Pura Vida Surf Shop; Olivia Schroeder