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Regular Joe Surf Festival

Sep 7, 2016
Meredith Robson

If there's a more original surfing competition than "Regular Joe," it's hard to imagine what it might be. Touted as a "Surf Contest for the Rest of Us," it's a two day bash for dedicated recreational surfers that delivers all the cachet of a pro surf contest, but without the added pressure of taking on pro surfers. Staged at Sebastian Inlet's famed First Peak, Regular Joe is held smack in the middle of Florida's hurricane season.

Project Suds America, a 501[3] c charitable organization assisting homeless, low income and no income U.S. military veterans with basic needs (e.g., shelter, food, clothing, transportation, personal items and laundry) will be the beneficiary of a fundraising event, “A Night of Hollywood”, featuring music, live entertainment, raffles, a gift auction, and more.

This fundraising event takes place on Sunday, September 18th at 7pm at Cold Keg Nightclub in Melbourne.

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he 31st Annual NKF Rich Salick Pro-Am Surf Festival is the largest surfing charity competition in the world featuring 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.

Registration is now underway for fall art classes and workshops at Florida Institute of Technology’s Renee Foosaner Education Center in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. The new term, which will feature one-, two- and three-day workshops and once-a-week classes lasting 5 to 10 weeks, starts Sept. 13 and runs through Nov. 19. A wide variety of traditional and non-traditional studio courses in media including pottery, sculpture, watercolor, acrylic, photography and drawing will be available. Classes will be offered for children and adults at all skill levels.

The Florida Surf Museum is proud to present “Hobgood- The Exhibit” which chronicles the careers of twin brothers CJ and Damien Hobgood. They are the latest in a long line of champion surfers that have come from the Space Coast of Florida. The brothers grew up in Satellite Beach and quickly advanced in the highly competitive local contest scene. Their competitive drive propelled them to the World Championship Tour circuit, where they excelled for nearly 20 years.