Coast Guard rescues injured surfer stranded on rocks

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued an injured surfer who was stranded on rocks near Agate Beach in Newport on Wednesday morning.

Lincoln County dispatchers relayed a distress call to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend at 10:15 a.m.

Two surfers were reportedly on the rocks and one had sustained a head wound.

An aircrew on an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter hoisted up the injured surfer, who was transferred to the hospital and treated for his head wound and exhaustion.

Investigators said the surfer got separated from his board and swam to nearby rocks where he was hit by a wave that caused him to hit his head. Another surfer helped him until rescue crews arrived.

The sea conditions included 2-foot swells with water temperatures at 50 degrees.

Crews from Lincoln County Fire and Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay also responded to the scene.

Photo: US Coast Guard


The First Light - Concha Balsemão - Surfer

The First Light - Concha Balsemão - Surfer from Concha Balsemão

The Ocean is my Playground

My name is Concha Balsemão, I´m 15 years old surfer from Carrapateira , Algarve, Portugal.
Surf always made part of my life, I live by the sea on the West Coast at the natural park area.
I´ve been surfing all over Portugal best spots , competing and sometimes I go with my family around the world, searching for new waves. I always love to come back to my magic playground surrounded by wild nature.

I felt blessed for watching the sunrise, while I ́m surfing before the school starts, in the morning!
After an early session with good waves and magic sunrise, I start schooldays with lots of energy and happiness!

I´m sharing my first video,- The First Light - you can have a look!
My dream is to be a professional surfer.


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Bouncing with Brendon Gibbens from Mike Pagan

"This is Brendon's "I shot for Stab in the Dark for ten days and I'll I got was this lousy Bouncing clip" clip. While in South Africa, he accompanied Dane and us, provided feedback on the boards and along with our dear Damien Fahrenfort served as a local tour guide. He was articulate and decisive and–as can be seen above–was absolutely tearing.

The original plan was to include him in our board test as a special guest of sorts, which based on the footage, his performance and feedback, in theory, could have worked. But upon cutting the film, it didn't fit the way we'd hoped. And as Mr Reynold’s is as critical as anyone could be on a batch of 13 surfboards, Mr Gibbons’ appearance can serve as an indication of the quality of boards we had sculpted for our SITD project.

Aren’t the modern grievances of the professional surfer curious? The rough, busy years they have are what the average desk-jockey dreams of. However, as a freesurfer, to secure your sponsorships, funding and lifestyle, you must surf well while the camera's rolling; which as we saw in Mr Reynold's Chapter 11 can prove stressful. Beeg had a large part in two films in 2016, Vissla’s Dream Steeple and he and Dillon Perillo’s Dill and Beeg Project–which was a year of A-Grade footage that if you haven't watched, we recommend you give it a go. We're fond of the way Brendon operates, and while clips and edits of the man are rare, here's a reminder of how well he surfs." -Stab Magazine



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'New Wave' is a throwback collection to the early days of surfing. Billabong has been deeply rooted in surf
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Athletes: Laura Enever, Alessa Quizon, Felicity Palmateer and Josie Prendergast
Appearances by: Mark Occhilupo, Italo Ferreira, Tyler Warren and Griffin Colapinto.
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