In this new colorful pictorial history, images share the story of how surfing came to the central Oregon coast in the early 1960s. Mostly young boys from Newport and the Agate Beach area took to the waves, without wetsuits or leashes and taught themselves how to surf in the forbidding cold waters. Eventually forming the Agate Beach Surf Club, they discovered other surfing communities along the Oregon coast. With no modern-day technology to help them, they traveled the rugged Oregon coast in search of good and accessible surf spots.
Chronicling fifty years of the area’s surfing history, Oregon Surfing Central Coast discusses how the surfing culture in the area has grown and evolved. Images reveal how both genders are now active in the sport and other types of surfing sports such as kite, wind, stand-up-paddle and big wave surfing. Scott and Sandy Blackman culled images which illustrate how the Oregon coast has remained a challenging and unique environment for surfers. Oregon’
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