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Paddle and Surf on the Tillamook Coast


Auto DraftThe perfect wave might last only a few seconds, but that thrill keeps bringing you surfers back to the beach. In fact, the hunt for that once-in-a-lifetime wave is almost a sport in itself, isn’t it? Locals in our area prefer the swells in Pacific City, Manzanita, and Oceanside. Take lessons through Moment Surf Company if you’re new to the sport. Surf’s up!



What’s the best thing about a kayak? You can paddle it just about anywhere on the Tillamook Coast. River, bay, lake, or (if you’re daring) ocean, just take your pick. Don’t have your own kayak and want some help getting started? Kayak Tillamook will take good care of you and your family.

Longboard Classic

Paddle and Surf on the Tillamook CoastVenture to Pacific City’s international longboard surfing competition for the thrill of a lifetime. Watch as surfers catch waves, with the picturesque Cape Kiwanda Haystack Rock in the background. Whether you already enjoy the sport, or want to learn more, you’ll really like the local cuisine and ales at this three-day fall event.


 Don’t be intimidated by standup paddleboards. With the help of an instructor at SUP Manzanita, you’ll quickly catch on and soon be gliding over the water on an oversized surfboard. You’re already a pro? Bring your board to the calm waters of Cape Meares Lake or Nehalem River channel to find some peace and serenity.