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‘Oregon Surfing: Then and Now’

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 3rd, 2012


Newport attorney Jeff Hollen surfed at the Pacific City Surf Contest held Sept. 22 and 23 in Pacific City. Hollen placed third in the 60 and older surfing category. He lives above the cove at Agate Beach and is one of the Agate Beach Surf Club members who has continued to actively surf over the last 50 years. (Courtesy photo)


The book and movie “Gidget,” along with surf music began to spread the idea of a surf culture in the 1960s. A small, local group of mostly daring young teenagers answered the call - thus began the Agate Beach Surf Club around 1964. Scott Blackman, Larry Tucker and Rick Baley are credited with starting the surfing club, which included young males from the Agate Beach neighborhood and Newport. They surfed up and down the coast for several years chasing the waves, but their home spot was the cove at Mother Agate.

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