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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
Local and regional sponsors are stepping forward to support our Surfrider Gala event! Thank You Sponsors!!!
Everyone is gearing up for a fabulous evening of food, beer, live music, and a great time! JOIN US for a 6-course meal preparted by Black Market Gourmet – paired with awesome beers from Arch Rock Brewing Company, Chetco Brewing Company, Seven Devils Brewery, Tight Lines Brewery, rum from Stillwagon Distillery, and coffee from Bridgeview Coffee Roasters . . . bluegrass from The Bottom Rung and a Wall of Beer! This event raises money to support our Scholarship program, our Youth Chapter, and coastal water sampling
The 2014 Stand UP! For the Bay was a smashing success! Over 60 participants showed up to celebrate the South Slough, Oregon’s largest estuary (completely within state lines) and the sixth largest along the Pacific Coast. In addition to connecting with their local watershed, paddlers enjoyed live music, local fair and helped raise over $1800 for the Coos Bay Surfrider Chapter! Proceeds from this event will be used to support their local projects including water quality testing at eight locations through the Blue Water Task Force program.
Stand UP! For the Bay is a community paddle event, and celebration of our local estuary is coming up this month, Saturday, September 27th! A paddle route will be designed for the day’s conditions. Participants will launch from the northern public dock, and from the Eastside boat launch. After the paddle route is complete, a luau and information fair will be held on the boardwalk. Food will be served by local vendors, and alcohol will be provided by 7 Devil’s Brewing Co…non-alcoholic beverages also available for the kiddos. A paddle board jousting event will follow the community paddle as well as live music!
What’s that? Another beach clean up? Didn’t we just do that? We did! But regular clean ups at our beloved, local beaches are essential to keeping up with all the use they get, especially given the recent uptick in marine debris washing ashore. This time, we’ll be partnering with Southwestern Community College at beaches on Cape Arago in conjunction with their Geology Lecture series on May 17 Noon-4pm.