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College Outdoors

Surf the Oregon Coast

  • Surfers posing on the sand

Upcoming:

  • Saturday, September 19

Ever wanted to learn how to surf? Join us as we head to the Oregon Coast to play in the waves and enjoy the sandy beaches. Participants need to be good swimmers prepared to learn the basics of surfing. Fees includes a hands-on professional lesson, normally $99 for just the lesson! This is an awesome opportunity to learn to surf and enjoy the beautiful Oregon Coast!

How to Register

Registration Opens: Wednesday, Aug. 26
Trip Fee: $85 / $42*

*If you qualify for any federal financial aid, the trip fee is cut in half thanks to scholarship funding from ASLC. We accept cash, checks, credit/debit cards, and apple/samsung/google pay. 

To register for a trip, stop by the College Outdoors office in Templeton 244 or call us at 503-768-7116 once registration is open. Some trips fill up fast! The registration process can be a bit confusing your first time, you can learn more by reading How to Sign Up for a College Outdoors Trip.

Trip Type

Day Trip

Physical Demands

No experience necessary! The day starts with a surf lesson, so this trip is perfect for all experience levels.

Surfing is physically demanding, and participants need to be good swimmers since you will not be wearing a Personal Floatation Device (aka lifejacket). Surfing requires full body mobility, aerobic endurance for >20 minute intervals, and core strength. Ocean temperatures average 56F (13C), so you will be provided with a warm wetsuit to wear. Although surfing is physically demanding, you will have the opportunity to go at your own pace and rest on the beach as much as desired.

Accessibility accommodations are available, contact outdoors@lclark.edu

What to Expect

  • Sleeping indoors
  • Sleeping outdoors
  • Electricity
  • Wifi
  • Cell phone service
  • Heating
  • Beds
  • Bathrooms
  • Gender-inclusive bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Food for any Dietary Restrictions

Pre-Trip Meeting

College Outdoors trips have a Pre-Trip Meeting (PTM) prior to the trip to help you prepare, which takes place at the Sequoia warehouse on the Graduate Campus.

At this meeting you’ll meet the trip leaders and other participants, learn more about the trip activity, location, and schedule, and be given a packing list of everything you need for your trip. The trip leaders and Sequoia staff will then help you find and borrow anything on the packing list that you’d like to borrow. We have high-quality outdoor clothing and equipment, and it’s all free to use for your trip!

If you miss a Pre-Trip Meeting, check your email for important info you missed. 

*If you qualify for any federal financial aid, the trip fee is cut in half thanks to scholarship funding from ASLC. We accept cash, checks, credit/debit cards, and apple/samsung/google pay. 

To register for a trip, stop by the College Outdoors office in Templeton 244 or call us at 503-768-7116 once registration is open. Some trips fill up fast! The registration process can be a bit confusing your first time, you can learn more by reading How to Sign Up for a College Outdoors Trip.