Do you live in the Jacksonville Beach, Florida, area? Do you like to surf? If so, you may want to consider signing up for the EPIC Fall Surf Classic. It is scheduled to get underway with a kickoff party on Thursday, October 11, 2012. Partial proceeds from the event are designated to go towards charitable endeavors. Here are a few more details:
Surf Classic Basics
The EPIC Fall Surf Classic is being organized by EPIC Surf Ministries. It is a non-denominational group that is based in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The group runs surf contests, mission trips, clinics and camps periodically throughout the year. Partial proceeds of this year's surf classic are projected to go towards feeding the area's families during the holidays.
The surfing competition's festivities are expected to begin on Thursday, October 11, 2012 with a party. The party is slated to take place from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the EPIC House located on Third Avenue South in Jacksonville Beach. During the celebratory event, attendees will have an opportunity to scoop up both surf and skate swag.
The actual surfing competition is a Florida Surfing Association sanctioned event. It is scheduled to get underway at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Jax Beach Pier (Southside). Participants will be divided up into multiple divisions. Divisions include, but are not limited to, Micros, Women's Longboard and Junior Men's Shortboard. Prizes include an Ozborn skateboard. In addition to the surfing competition, a raffle is also planned. Raffle prizes are expected to consist of both surf and skate gear.
How to Register
Surfers interested in participating in the event will need to complete an entry form and remit an entrance fee. A downloadable copy of the contest's entry form and full contest details are available on the EPIC Surf Ministries' website. Entry fees start at $25 per division. Surfers that wait to register may expect to pay a higher entry fee. I should also note that surfers are presently allowed to enter a maximum of two divisions.
About the Area
Because parking can be hard to find at times, surfers may want to consider arriving at the pier a bit early. For surfers that are interested, maps and a list of beach regulations are available on the City of Jacksonville Beach's website. There are also surf shops, lodging and restaurants available nearby. A few retailers to consider visiting are the Sunrise Surf Shop and the Jax Beach Surf Shop. Local weather information may be found on the News 4 Jax website.
Killeen Gonzalez enjoys watching water sports with her family. She also has a history of interviewing pro surfers.
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