New Hampshire Chapter

Surfrider NH Chapter

Spooked Kook Contest

The NH Chapter Surfrider Foundation is hosting the 3rd Annual Spooked Kook Surf Competition & Beach Cleanup on Saturday, Oct 22 from 8AM-11AM and we want you to join us in the fun!

This event will raise awareness and support the Chapter’s Clean Water Efforts, including the continued funding of our Blue Water Task Force which is responsible for monitoring the water quality off the NH Coast. If you would like to learn more about our unique partnership with DES and UNH’s Jackson Estuarine Lab, and the impact of this program, please visit (New Hampshire Chapter – Surfrider Foundation).

We also want to sign on our first Ocean Friendly Restaurants this year, and work with local municipalities to implement #SkiptheStuff and “ask first” ordinances, requiring restaurants to implement “accessories upon request” thus lessening single-use plastics, napkins and the like!  This effort will support a shift from single-use to reuse. 

How To Get Involved?

Sign up here to let us know you’re coming! SIGN UP HERE Come in costume to the event, clean the beach and compete in the Surf & Sand Competitions! 

In addition to the Registration Link, register in advance for $25 for the Surf & Sand Competitions, to secure your event t-shirt.  To do this, click here: Spooked Kook Surf Comp & Beach Cleanup Tickets, Sat, Oct 22, 2022 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite

Day-Of Registration for the Competition is also available for $30 

It is FREE to participate in the Beach Cleanup but we encourage you to sign-up in advance by SIGNING UP HERE. We welcome you to come in costume, grab a bucket and some gloves any time between 9-11AM

Schedule of Events:  

**All participants in the Competitions and for the Beach Cleanup are encouraged to come in costume.**

8AM Registration begins for Surf & Sand Competitions

9AM-11AM Beach Clean Up (FREE to participate)

9AM Safety Meeting for all Surf & Sand Competitors

9:15AM Kick-off Division Competitions (10-Minute Rounds). Divisions include: Surf (U14 and Adult), SUP (All ages), Surfriders (belly, slide, boogie) (All ages), Swim Fin Sand Race Challenge (on-the-sand cone-to-cone run with swim fins on the feet) (All ages)

10:30AM Prizes 

**Prizes for Best Costume or Spookiest Move in each Division plus award for best Adult Costume and U14 Costume at the Beach Cleanup**

Thank you to NH State Parks, our Sponsors and volunteers for making this event our best yet. 



Next Chapter Meeting

NH Chapter’s Monthly Chapter Meeting will be held: Monday, Oct 3rd at 7:30PM at Loaded Question, Portsmouth, NH.

At that meeting, we will hear reports from:

  • Upcoming Chapter Elections & Nominations
  • Rise Above Plastics (RAP) efforts, advocacy and state bills
  • Beach Clean Up Sub Committee & Creation of Day Captains
  • Ocean Friendly Restaurants (OFR) Sub Committee & Outreach
  • Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) Latest Water Testing Results for Off-Season Effort

Thanks for all you do, and hope to see you out there!  

Your NH Chapter Executive Committee – Ryan, Chris, Eric, Christina & Becs



Beach Cleanups – #DreamOfCleanerBeaches

    • October 22 Jenness Beach, High Tide @ 3:49 PM (Spooked Kook Event) –  Cleanup 9am – 11am


Pounds of Trash Removed


Beach Cleanups to Date


2022 Events & Clean Ups  

  • Beach Cleanups – 
    • October 22 Jenness Beach, High Tide @ 3:49 PM (Spooked Kook Event)

    • November 12 Rye Harbor State Park High Tide @ 1:30 PM

    • December 10 The Wall Bath House, High Tide @ 1:05 PM

      The beach cleanup times will be 9AM to 11AM unless otherwise noted.


  • Other Important Dates/Events
    • October 22nd Spooked Kook Surf Event and Beach Cleanup
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