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  1. Surfer’s paradise

    Posted by OCVA / November 2, 2009

    Statesman Journal • October 31, 2009 Hot spot off shores of Lincoln City attracts surfing enthusiasts from all over the world. At Nelscott Reef, a half-mile offshore of Lincoln City, it’s an endless summer with some of the world’s best waves. Even when the days grow short and the water temperature drops, surfers ply the waves, albeit with chill-preventing wetsuits. The 2009 Nelscott Reef Tow…

  2. Surfing competition is coming to the Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / October 20, 2009

    By Staff LINCOLN CITY, Ore. – Surfers from around the world are on their way to Oregon for a big wave surfing competition. Organizers of the Nelscott Reef Tow-In Classic have given the green light for the contest.  They wait until the swell forecast calls for the best waves and then give competitors a couple of days to reach Lincoln City. The competition will…

  3. Oregon parks issues on-line coast trail maps

    Posted by OCVA / October 13, 2009

    By Terry Richard, The Oregonian May 05, 2009, 10:00AM A new detailed trail hiking guide to the Oregon Coast Trail has been posted on line by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The guide includes 10 new distinct trail maps covering the 382-mile trail. Each map provides turn-by-turn directions, detailed maps for tricky areas and alternative routes. Web visitors can print the sections they need…

  4. Tsalila Festival

    Posted by OCVA / September 21, 2009

    Tsalila (sa-Lee-la) is part entertainment, part education, lots of fun and is free and open to the public. The festival is located in Reedsport along the Umpqua River and at the Umpqua Discovery Center with activities focused on watershed restoration and salmon recovery. Come and  enjoy the 13th Annual Tsalila Festival Friday, September 25th 3pm to 7pm and Saturday, September 26th 10am to 7pm. An…

  5. Beauty is part of nature on Bandon’s unspoiled beaches

    Posted by OCVA / August 11, 2009

    by Jan Lee for the Portland Examiner ~ Bandon, Oregon is world renown for its golf courses. The emerald-green courses flanked by tall, sandy dunes at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort have become the city’s signature snapshot. Its dramatic scenery has been the subject of talk even in Scotland, where jaw-dropping scenery and stunning golf courses are the norm. But Bandon has another side to its…

  6. Three Capes Escape

    Posted by OCVA / August 10, 2009

    by Jim Moore, special to The Oregonian ~ It was the quintessential day at the beach on the Oregon coast. My 3-year-old son and I raced the waves while my wife wandered the beach with her camera. Our two friends tried their hands (and feet) at surfing. Dogs chased Frisbees. Kites soared briefly and then plunged earthward. Children built sand castles and then destroyed them…

  7. Surfers’ love for Oregon helps businesses grow

    Posted by OCVA / August 6, 2009

    By Amy Husan, The Oregonian ~ A northwest wind pushes clouds over the Pacific Ocean, as Tom Kirkwood shrugs into a skin-tight wetsuit. The 60-year old lawyer on vacation from Ohio could have picked any number of well-known hotspots in the Western Hemisphere to learn how to surf.  Click here to read the full story….

  8. Coping with the heat at the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 30, 2009

    By Ruth Liao, ~ After sweating for days, Kimmie Lewis decided to bail out from her un-air conditioned home in Dallas to the temperate cool of the Oregon Coast on Wednesday. “We didn’t think that many people would be out here, but everyone had the same idea as us,” said Lewis, as she looked out toward a crowded Siletz Bay in Lincoln City. The…

  9. A Day of Play in Gold Beach

    Posted by OCVA / July 29, 2009

    By Alexa Meisler for ~ Gold Beach is a coast community in Southern Oregon located at the outlet of the famous Rogue River as it meets the Pacific Ocean. Comprised of only 2.5 square miles, it’s hard to believe this sleepy town offers plenty of eclectic shops, delicious restaurants and some stellar tide pools and beaches. Start your day by heading south of town…