I hope you have some luck. I love to surf fish but I always liked fishing the surf further south around Lincoln city. The beaches are much steeper there so it's easier to get out to the fish. Also the better surf fishing is May or June. That's when the bigger redtails are chasing shrimp in the surf but there are always some smaller ones if you can find them.
Since you're near Rockaway I'd go the suggestion to fish the jetty there at Garibaldi. Some actually catch salmon from the north jetty but you're more like to catch some bottom fish. Best bet is to use sand shrimp because everything bites on it. Be sure to take lots of lead. you tend to loose a lot in the rocks off the jetty.