Oregon Surfing

Scott and Sandy Blackman have lived their entire lives along the Oregon coast. Scott, a pioneer surfer, has been photographing the evolving surf culture since the mid 1960s. Sandy is a successful writer and storyteller. Together the Blackmans have become the historians of Oregon’s pioneer surfing years. They have donated images and stories to the Lincoln County Historical Society. Their mission is to preserve the history of surfing along Oregon’s coast.

Sandy is in the process of writing a third book on Oregon Surfing from the 1960s to the present. She is currently accepting submissions from surfers. For more info on submission guidelines and deadlines, email Sandy at: scottsreef@outlook.com.


A photographic essay of Oregon Surfing history and culture from the 1960’s to the Present. It includes images of the North, Central and South Coast surfing cultures by Scott Blackman and other photographers. Produced by Sandy Blackman with original guitar music by Skip Trantow.

(Version 7 – 12/11/2020)
Oregon Surfing Slideshow Download
Oregon Surfing Slideshow Download
Download your personal copy of the Oregon Surfing slideshow video as an MP4 file. After purchase a download link will be sent to the email you associated with PayPal. Check your inbox after a few minutes for an email from "Shamana Arts". Click on the the download link, select the original format. It's a large file so it will take time to download.
Price: $15.00


A 2009 video produced by Toledo High School students features members of the Agate Beach Surf Club telling their stories of the early days of surfing at Agate Beach.


Scott and Sandy co-authored ‘Oregon Surfing: Central Coast’ in 2014 and ‘Oregon Surfing: North Coast’ in 2016. After collecting 50 years of surfing stories the Blackman’s decided to write a third book on Oregon surfing. Sandy is currently working on the book. It will cover surfers and surfing along the entire Oregon coastline from the 1960s to the present. She is accepting submissions for the book. Surfers may contact her through this website or at Facebook: Oregon Surfing Past and Present. It is anticipated the book will be available late-Spring 2021. All proceeds from this website will go to publishing the next Oregon Surfing book

We’re sorry, but Oregon Surfing – North Coast is OUT OF PRINT at this time.

‘Oregon Surfing: Central Coast’ is out of print at this time.