34th Rich Salick Surf Festival

34th Rich Salick Surf Festival

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The National Kidney Foundation’s 34th Annual Rich Salick Pro/Am Surf Festival will hit the beach Columbus Day weekend for three days of non-stop surfing competition and FUN at the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier. Hailed as the largest surfing charity competition in the world, this HUGELY popular, annual festival features professional and amateur surfing competitions, stand up paddleboard (SUP), tandem competitions, skateboard, karate, entertainment, family fun & volunteering. ALL proceeds go to the NKF of Florida to support programs in patient services, research, public and professional education, and organ donation. The festival also strives to increase awareness of kidney disease with an emphasis on prevention and support for organ donation.

For the latest check out http://nkfsurf.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/NKFsurf2/
 

Thursday, October 10th

6:00-9:00 PM VIP, Sponsor, and Press Party
Location: Fishlips and The Wyland Gallery at the Port
Description: All sponsors, VIP guests, and press welcome. Press and sponsors can pick up their packs. $10 donation for non VIP, Press, or Sponsors

Friday, October 11th

6:00-10:00 PM Registration Party
Location: Westgate Resorts Cocoa Beach Pier – Keith’s Oyster Bar
Description: Competitors and spectators welcome. Registration opens for all competitors until 8:00 pm.

Saturday, October 12th

7:00 AM Beach Registration ($10 late fee)
Location: Westgate Resorts Cocoa Beach Pier
8:00 AM Pro-Am Surfing Competition Begins.
Description: Preliminary surf heats take place.
12:00 – 1:00 PM Tandem Surfing Exhibition on the Main Stage Area
8:00-10:00 PM Surf Movie and Luau on the Beach ($10 donation for food)
Location: Westgate Pier Main Stage
   

Sunday, October 13th

   
8:00 AM Pro-Am Surfing Competition Continues
Location: Westgate Resorts Cocoa Beach Pier
Description: Quarter, semifinals, semi-mains will take place.
12:00  – 1:00 PM Tandem Surfing Exhibition on the Main Stage
6:00-10:00 PM Taste of Brevard and Silent Auction Sponsored by Regions Bank
Location: Radisson Resort at the Port
Description: “Cocoa Beach’s Tropical Party of the Year” Sample foods from over 20 of Brevard’s finest restaurants, bid on over 500 auction items, and enjoy great music. Admission: $35 on NKFsurf.com, $40 at the door.

Monday, October 14th

8:00 AM Pro Am Surfing Competition Finals Followed by Awards
Location: Westgate Resorts Cocoa Beach Pier
12:00 – 1:00 AM Tandem Surfing Exhibition on the Main Stage
2:00 PM Professional Awards Ceremony (tentative time)
Location: Westgate Resorts Cocoa Beach Pier Main Stage
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