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Otter Rock and Roll Youth Surf Contest coming June 16th!Salem-News.com
Otter Rock n Roll began 4 years ago in celebration of International Surfing Day.
(NEWPORT, OR) - The Surfrider Foundation’s Newport, Siuslaw and Portland Chapters announced this week that they will be hosting the 4th annual Otter Rock n’ Roll Youth Surf and Beach Cleanup Challenge in celebration of International Surfing Day. Observed globally, International Surfing Day celebrates the sport of surfing and helps raise awareness about issues facing our oceans, waves and beaches.
The Otter Rock N’ Roll will take place on June 16th at Otter Rock/Devil’s Punchbowl State Park from 8am-4pm. An 18 and under surf contest, the event is open to all surfers, beginners and beach enthusiasts. Event pre-registration is $20 at www.otterrockandroll.com. Space is limited, sign up early to reserve your spot! Beach registration is $35 and closes at 8am sharp. All participants will receive an event t-shirt and great prizes from local sponsors; there will be beach games and activities throughout the day, including the special beach cleanup challenge, where youth can compete for different prizes through various stewardship activities.
Otter Rock n Roll began 4 years ago in celebration of International Surfing Day which is officially observed on June 20th, uniting surfers from around the world to celebrate the sport of surfing and give back to our oceans, waves and beaches through stewardship activities. “This is an opportunity for us to engage kids in our community with fun and positive activities that can encourage stewardship, physical exercise and healthy competition” says Charlie Plybon, Oregon Field Manager for Surfrider Foundation.
Local sponsors include: Ocean Pulse, Ossie’s Surf Shop, Oregon Surf Shop, Pura Vida Surf Shop, Warm Current, Eon Graphics, Bike Newport, Cascade Construction, Savory Café, Coast Home Repair, Dutch Brothers – Newport, Reef and Von Zipper.
In addition to the Otter Rock n Roll event, the Surfrider Foundation has announced that 11-Time World Champion surfers Kelly Slater and four time Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore will be this year’s International Surfing Day Ambassadors. Supporters and fans can follow Kelly on Facebook (www.facebook.com/KellySlater) and Twitter (@KellySlater), and Stephanie (@steph_gilmore) on Twitter as they update fans on what they are doing for International Surfing Day, and how supporters can get involved with a local event and give back to our oceans, waves and beaches.
WHERE: Otter Rock/Devil’s Punchbowl State Park
WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 2012, 8 A.M.—4 P.M.
Pre-Registration -$20 online at www.otterrockandroll.com by June 14th
**Beach Registration - $35, closes at 8:00 A.M. on June 16th, No exceptions! **
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
About Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, visit www.surfrider.org.
About International Surfing Day
International Surfing Day is a worldwide celebration of the sport of surfing and an opportunity to give back to our coastal environments through various events organized by the Surfrider Foundation. Founded in 2005 by Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine, International Surfing Day has gone from just a handful of local observances in the United States to more than 200 events in 30 countries worldwide. For more information on International Surfing Day, visit www.intlsurfingday.com.
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