About Surfland

The Surfland Story

Back around 1965, when five Oregon beach towns decided to combine into one city, no one could agree on a name.

None of the towns would consider using any of the other towns’ names. To break the stalemate, a contest was conducted by the newspaper and judged by school children. They chose Surfland. Government officials, however, deemed it too “honky-tonk” and went with Lincoln City instead.

In a nod to what could have been, we decided to celebrate our hometown in all its honky-tonk glory by naming our company Surfland Adventures.

About Us

Surfland Adventures is a tour company based in Lincoln City, Oregon. We create unique, fully-customizable experiences on the Oregon Coast for the discerning traveler.

Meet Our Founder, Shellie Stuart

I am a native of the Pacific Northwest. I’ve spent a large part of my career working with the U.S. government to host VIP international guests. I developed specialized experiences for visiting individuals and groups that met the unique personal and professional needs of each visitor. It was my job to know what was happening in the area on any given day, where to find the best resources, and how to best access opportunities.

I led trips abroad as well. I loved researching destinations, developing itineraries, making logistical arrangements, building local networks, and creating unique access experiences for trips to more than a dozen countries.

I’m a life-long traveler and learner and have lived and worked in both Mexico and Japan. I’m always exploring and looking for new adventures, and I can’t think of a better vocation than helping fellow adventurers access exceptional experiences and create beautiful memories in our amazing state of Oregon.