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6th Annual Stand Up! For the Bay
Hosted by the Coos Bay Surfriders and South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Stand Up! For The Bay is a community event designed to bring our bay and waterways into the focus of citizens in our community. The event will take place in downtown Coos Bay, at the public dock/boardwalk on September 24th, 2016 @ 9:00am.
Those in attendance can choose between participating in the community paddle, or a shoreline clean-up. Kick-off for either starts promptly at 9am at the Coos Bay Boardwalk. The paddling group will either stand up paddle, canoe, or kayak, in the bay along a route that is designed for ease of travel, with consideration of tide and wind direction. The route will be moderate in length and will take 1-2 hours. A boat and two lifeguards will be on watch for safety purposes. LIFEJACKETS ARE REQUIRED! Non paddlers can walk along the boardwalk in either direction collecting shoreline garbage. Gloves, buckets, and bags will be provided.
All participants will congregate again at 10am after the paddle and clean-up on the boardwalk, or in the Broadway Theater (depending on weather), for a luau, live music by the Clam Diggers, and educational activities by South Slough NERR. There will be a paddle joust tournament at 12pm. All participants are welcome to compete, Stand Up board will be provided but wetsuits will not.
Please pre-register online HERE or at Waxer’s Surfshop for $10. Kids under 12 participate for free. Event-day registration is $12. Registration includes the community paddle and/or shoreline clean-up, a meal ticket, a beer ticket, and entry into the paddle joust. Shirts sold separately. Any proceeds will help fund the Blue Water Task Force, Coos Bay Surfrider’s monthly water quality testing program and other local Surfrider programs.
A Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors:
Shark Bites Cafe
Waxer’s Surf Shop
7 Devils Brewing Co
- Coos Bay Boardwalk – Coos Bay, OR 97420 – View Map
Each Independence Day hundreds of revelers flock to Bastendorff beach to party. Most are well meaning and clean up their own trash. Some don’t realize their scrap wood fires leave behind nails that can cause injury to subsequent beach goers. Others might not care. The result is a beach strewn with beer cans, firework’s casings, and nails. Most of this would end up in the ocean without intervention. We need YOU to help us clean up the mess before this happens!
Volunteers & Surf Instructors Needed! … for a fun-filled day in Port Orford this month on Saturday, May 21. A Warm Current is having a Kids Surf Camp for the Bandon Youth Surfrider Club and Port Orford local youth. And the Redfish Rocks Community Team is having an interactive community event day “Redfish Rocks on the Docks.”
Dan Matthews (Arago Surfboards) has generously donated one of his handmade surfboards to be auctioned during our Spring Gala – and it is gorgeous! Wouldn’t you like to see and feel this board … better yet, catch some waves with this under your feet! … Click the “More Details” link to see a bigger picture of this board.