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Annual surf festival scheduled for Labor Day weekend
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Posted: 2014 Aug 22 - 06:34

By Chris Fish

Staff Writer

BREVARD -- Surfers and spectators, grab your beach gear, as the 29th Annual NKF Rich Salick PRO/AM Surf Festival returns to Brevard County's beaches Aug. 25 to Sept. 1.

This year's event will be the third year honoring the late world-class surfer Rich Salick, co-founder and three-time kidney recipient, who died in July 2012. All proceeds will benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Florida, Inc.

"The NKF Rich Salick Surf Fest is a family-friendly, free event, which showcases some of the nation's best surfers and has something fun for everyone, whether it be day or night," said Savanna Pitard, development manager for NKF of Florida. "All proceeds from the event will be used to directly assist kidney patients in the state of Florida."

The schedule of events is as follows:

Saturday, Aug. 23:

11 a.m.- Surf-n-Turf at the Cocoa Beach Skate Park.

Monday, Aug. 25:

6-9 p.m. - Big Island Night at Keith's Oyster Bar on the Cocoa Beach Pier: Buffet dinner and live music. Tickets cost $20, available at the door.

Friday, Aug. 29:

6-10 p.m. - Registration party/sponsor and press party: Cocoa Beach Pier at Keith's Oyster Bar. Competitors and sponsors are welcome. Registration is open for all competitors until 8 p.m. Press passes will be issued.

Saturday, Aug. 30:

7 a.m. - Beach registration ($10 late fee)

9 a.m. - Pro Am Surfing Competition begins at the Pier. Preliminary surf heats take place.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Ron Jon School of Surf is open to the public.

Noon to 1 p.m. - Tandem Surfing Competition on the Main Stage Area.

3 p.m. - Mar Chiquita Bikini Contest. Location: Beach Stage.

6-9 p.m. - Shaka Surf Shindig at the Mai Tiki Bar at the end of the pier. This is a surf party, with everyone welcome for a $10 donation at the door. There will be live music with food provided by Sysco and Cheney Brothers.

Sunday, Aug. 31

7:15 a.m. - Non-denomination church service on the beach.

9 a.m. - Pro Am Surfing Competition continues at the Pier with quarter, semi-finals semi-mains, depending upon the number of entries.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Ron Jon School of Surf is open to the public.

Noon to 1 p.m. - Tandem Surfing Competition on the Main Stage Area.

3 p.m. - Mar Chiquita Bikini Contest. Location: Beach Stage

6-10 p.m. - Taste of Brevard and silent auction at the Radisson Resort at the Port. Cost is $30 at the door, and $25 advanced tickets can be purchased via NKFsurf.com. Sample foods from more than 20 of Brevard's finest restaurants, bid on more than 500 auction items and enjoy great music.

Monday, Sept 1:

9 a.m. - Pro Am Surfing Competition Finals at the Cocoa Beach Pier.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Ron Jon School of Surf is open to the public.

Noon to 1 a.m. - Tandem Surf Competition Finals.

3 p.m. - Mar Chiquita Bikini Contest. Location: Beach Stage

4 p.m. - Amateur Awards Ceremony at the Cocoa Beach Pier.

For more information, visit nkfsurf.com.




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