COCOA BEACH – Surf’s up at the 34th Annual NKF Rich Salick PRO-AM Surfing Festival featuring the Ron Jon Surf Shop Men’s Pro, taking place Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 at the Westgate Resorts Cocoa Beach Pier. Surfers and beach-goers alike will enjoy the festivities while raising funds to fight kidney disease.
Professional and amateur surfers will hit the waves in the preliminary heats that begin on August 31. Professional competitions include the Ron Jon Men’s Pro, Victory Casino Men’s Longboard Pro, and Gutin & Wolverton Women’s Longboard Pro. Amateur divisions that you don’t want to miss include the Surfer Dudes Pollywog division where 9 year old surfers and younger compete for a spot in the finals of this prestigious competition. Surfing finals conclude the weekend on Labor Day, September 2nd.
This world-class event not only features both Professional and Amateur surfing events but competitive tandem surfing, surf movies and live music on the beach, the Taste of Brevard and Silent Auction and entertainment throughout the weekend to guarantee something for everyone.
The Taste of Brevard and Silent Auction takes place on September 1 at the Radisson at the Port in Cape Canaveral. This event showcases all Brevard has to offer. Auction items include hand-painted surfboards, artwork from the Wyland Galleries, beach cruisers, surf packs and more. You are also able to enjoy samples from over 25 of Brevard’s finest restaurants. All of the proceeds go to the National Kidney Foundation of Florida to help increase awareness and prevention of kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation. Tickets are $35 and $40 at the door. Tickets can be purchasesd by visit NKFsurf.com.
The event is in honor of the co-founder and 3 time kidney recipient Rich Salick who passed away in July 2012.
For more information on the NKF Pro-Am Surfing Festival, call 407-894-7325 or visit www.nkfsurf.com.