September 24-25

Agate Beach - Newport, Oregon

Contest Starts at 8am on the 10th!
Finals Start at 8am on the 11th!

Agate Beach Surf Classic We are stoked to bring the competition back for 2016!

A surf competition is coming back to Newport!!! Newport Parks & Recreation is excited to announce the annual Agate Beach Surf Classic. Ossies Surf Shop, Rogue Brewery and local volunteers working alongside City staff are bringing back a much missed event. This will be a two day competition held at Agate Beach with surfing divisions for adults and youth.

Packet pick up will be held at Rogue Brewery in South Beach on Friday evening from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Proceeds from the event will go towards the youth programs scholarship fund at the Newport Recreation Center. This funding allows children from Lincoln County economically disadvantaged households the opportunity to participate in a number of fantastic programs.

Online Registration is $40 and Day Before Registration is $50. Contest Schedule Friday, Sept 23rd: Packet Pickup at Rogue Brewery

Times to know?

Wednesday, September 21st: Online pre-registration deadline

Friday, September 23rd: Surf heats will be uploaded to the contest Facebook page

Friday, September 23rd: Packet Pickup at Rogue Brewery’s South Beach Board Room, 5pm-8pm

Saturday, September 24th: Surf Contest at Agate Beach, 8am-4pm

Saturday Evening, September 24th: Contest Party, Rogue Distillery’s Cooperage Room, 6pm-10pm

Sunday, September 25th: Contest Finals and Awards Ceremony, 8am-4pm

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Divisions surfers can use longboards or shortboards. No boogie boards. SUPs limited to their own category.

Youth 12 & Under (With of Without Parent)
Stand Up Paddleboard (non-age, non-gender)
Junior Women 13-19
Junior Men 13-19
Women 20-49
Men 20-49
Women 50+
Men 50+ in Honor of Bear Club Legends
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CONTEST WEATHER PROTOCOL

Swell (Subtract feet to account for swell direction)

1-8 ft = No Worries

8-12 ft = Rescue Waverunner on Beach

13+ ft = Contest Cancelled

Wind (Subtract knots to account for wind direction)

0-30 kts = No Worries

30+ kts = Contest Cancelled

Volunteer Behind every successful event there are teams of volunteers who make it happen!

We are trying to recruit as many volunteers as possible to help out with the contest and we need you! Volunteers are needed to assist with contest set-up, parking, registration, party set-up, and contest tear-down. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older. We will do our best to place you in an area you have requested! Volunteers who sign up will be given an official event T-shirt. Thanks in advance – we can’t do it without you!

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Contest Price List Sign up early and save!

Day Before Event

$50

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Contest could be full, space is limited
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Event Sponsors Thank you for all the support!

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Event FAQS Find Your Answers

We are able to provide a special 15% off pricing through our partnering hotel, Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn.  Please call the Best Western at 541-265-9411 to make reservations and ask for the Agate Beach Surf Classic discounted rate.  *Limited rooms are available*

Division Prizes:

The top two finishers in each division will get a cash award. $150 for 1st place and $50 for 2nd place.

Youth 12 & Under 1st-3rd get trophies and gear. All other youth get medals

Stand Up Paddleboard (non-gender, non-age) 1st & 2nd get trophies, cash & gear. 3rd gets trophy & gear.

Junior Women 13-19 1st & 2nd get trophies, cash & gear. 3rd gets trophy & gear.

Junior Men 13-19 1st & 2nd get trophies, cash & gear. 3rd gets trophy & gear.

Women 20-49 1st & 2nd get trophies, cash & gear. 3rd gets trophy & gear.

Men 20-49 1st & 2nd get trophies, cash & gear. 3rd gets trophy & gear.

Men 50+ 1st & 2nd get trophies, cash & gear. 3rd gets trophy & gear.

Women 50+ 1st & 2nd get trophies, cash & gear. 3rd gets trophy & gear.

Best Wipeout will be awarded to a surfer out of each division

Times to know?

Tuesday, September 20th: Online pre-registration deadline

Friday, September 23rd: Surf heats will be uploaded to the contest Facebook page

Friday, September 23rd: Packet Pickup at Rogue Brewery's South Beach Board Room, 5pm-8pm

Saturday, September 24th: Surf Contest at Agate Beach, 8am-4pm

Saturday Evening, September 24th: Contest Party, Rogue Brewery's South Beach Board Room, 6pm-10pm

Sunday, September 25th: Contest Finals and Awards Ceremony, 8am-4pm

Divisions - Surfers can use longboards or shortboards. No SUPs or boogie boards
  • 12 & Under Youth (with or without a parent)
  • Stand Up Paddleboard (non-gender, non-age)
  • 13-19 Year Old Junior Women (can use longboards or shortboards)
  • 13-19 Year Old Junior Men (can use longboards or shortboards)
  • 20-49 Year Old Women (can use longboards or shortboards)
  • 20-49 Year Old Men (can use longboards or shortboards)
  • 50+ Year Old Women (can use longboards or shortboards)
  • 50+ Year Old Men in Honor of Bear Club Legends (can use longboards or shortboards)
Contest Format/Rules Judging Surfers will be scored on a point system ranging from 1-10. The surfer’s top two highest scoring wave scores per heat will be counted toward placing. Criteria Judges analyze the following elements when scoring waves:
  • Commitment and degree of difficulty
  • Innovative and progressive maneuvers
  • Combination of major maneuvers
  • Variety of maneuvers
  • Speed, power and flow
Scale Utilized 0-1.9        Poor 2.0-3.9     Fair 4.0-5.9   Average 6.0-7.9     Good 8.0-10.0   Excellent Special Note
  • It is important to remember that the emphasis of certain elements is contingent upon the location and the conditions on the day, as well as changes of conditions during the day. The scale can be adjusted during the day to reflect changing conditions.
Heats/Horns/Flags Each preliminary heat will be fifteen minutes in duration. Finals will be twenty minutes. Surfers should check in with the beach captain and get their jerseys fifteen minutes before their heats begin. A single horn blast and a green flag signals the beginning of the heat. A Double horn blast with a yellow flag signals the five minute remaining warning and the paddle out time for the next heat. After a surfer’s heat ends, he/she must not stand up on a wave. The surfer must ride to the beach in the prone position (belly ride in) and should immediately report back to the beach captain to return his/her jersey. Board Length Surfers may ride any board type or size desired. No SUPs or boogie boards.

 

Swell (Subtract feet to account for swell direction)

1-8 ft = No Worries

8-12 ft = Rescue Waverunner on Beach

13+ ft = Contest Cancelled

Wind (Subtract knots to account for wind direction)

0-30 kts = No Worries

30+ kts = Contest Cancelled

Event Location

Agate Beach
5111 N Coast Hwy
Newport, OR 97365

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