Olympic Peninsula

October Chapter Meeting

Our monthly chapter meeting is tomorrow night, October 5th, starting at 6:30pm at Smuggler’s Landing Restaurant & Lounge in Port Angeles. Always a good time with good people so stop on in and learn how you can help protect where you play. See our recent newsletter for more information.

August Chapter Meeting

Our usual first Wednesday of the month public chapter meeting has been postponed to the second Wednesday, August 10th at 6:30pm. Join us for the annual chapter BBQ at Darryl Wood’s house and come celebrate the summer! Get more details by following this link to our August newsletter.

OPC International Surfing Day Celebration June 17th!

The Olympic Peninsula Chapter’s International Surfing Day celebration is happening Friday, June 17th, from 6:30pm-9:30pm at Harbinger Winery in Port Angeles. Featuring live music from Buck Ellard, art, raffle, silent auction, delicious food, and tasty drinks this family friendly event is always a great celebration. Food will be dished up by local restaurant H2O with raffle and silent auction items coming from supporters such as Lib Tech,  Todd Fisher Surf Art, Next Door Gastropub, and more. Tickets are $20 a person, $10 for students with ASB card, and children under 12 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the event or ahead of time. For any questions related to the event or to purchase tickets please contact the chapter. 

OPC Offers Second Annual Scholarship

For the second consectuive year the Olympic Peninsula chapter will be sponsoring a college scholarship for a peninsula area high school senior. For those interested, follow this link, OPC Surfrider Essay Scholarship – Download Application, click the second download link and please submit to opcsurfrider@gmail.com. For any questions related to the scholarship, please contact the OPC chapter.

Monthly Public Chapter Meeting April 6th

This Wednesday, beginning at 6:30pm, we will have our monthly chapter meeting at Smugglers Landing in the Port Angeles Landing Mall. Discussion items include but are not limited to: upcoming coastal cleanup, sanican placement and signage, water-quality testing, and statewide ocean policy. Learn more about what’s happening at your beach and how you can help keep it clean and accessible by making this months meeting! Click here for more details and to view our recent newsletter.

Monthly Chapter Meeting Wednesday, March 2nd!

Join us this Wednesday, March second,  at 6:30pm at Smugglers Landing in downtown Port Angeles for our monthly public chapter meeting! We will be discussing Oiled Wildlife Training, April beach cleanups, water-quality testing, and more!!! Find out how you can get involved with the various programs helping our local waterways here on the peninsula!

International Surfing Day Celebration June 19th!

ISD is upon us and as always we will be celebrating at Harbinger Winery with food, drinks, live music, and a raffle full of goods. Tickets are $20 and that includes a drink ticket and food. Bring the family as all ages are welcome and celebrate the sport of surfing with good friends and the OPC! Event runs from 6:30-9

Chapter Meeting Wednesday, June 3rd!

We will be having our regularly scheduled chapter meeting this upcoming Wednesday, June 3rd beginning at 6:30 at Smuggler’s Landing in Port Angeles. Stop in, have a drink on us, and learn what the chapter is up to and how you can get involved. We will be discussing water quality testing, the June 19th International Surfing Day celebration, and we will be having a presentation on the Washington coastal recreational-use study.

OPC Offers Scholarship to Local High School Seniors

Understanding the value of what our youth bring to our oceans, waves, and beaches, the Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has offered a 500 dollar scholarship to local high school seniors. The chapter has been privalaged to have local students being involved in our beach cleanup and water quality efforts and the need to give back to the community and to those working for a clean shoreline was apparent, which is why the scholarship has been offered. Below is more information on the scholarship itself and how to apply.

Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation Essay Contest

Plastics Problem Letter to The Editor

Local resident Nick Parry describes the plastic problem we are facing in our marine waters in a recent letter to the editor featured in the Peninsula Daily News. We’ve all seen the increase of plastics on our beaches and in our waters so this timely letter is worth the read and thanks for spreading the word Nick!

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