WATCH: 33rd Annual NKF Rich Salick PRO-AM Surfing Festival Big Success at Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier
By Space Coast Daily // September 3, 2018
LARGEST CHARITY-BASED EVENT OF ITS KIND
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: The 33rd Annual Rich Salick NKF Pro-Am Surf Festival took place this Labor Day weekend at the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier. Space Coast Daily’s Alan Zlotorzynski spoke with Phil Salick, Rich’s brother, about his legacy and the event. Alan also spoke with a few winners.
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Surf’s up at the 33rd 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. 3, at the Westgate Resorts Cocoa Beach Pier.
Surfers and beach-goers alike will enjoy the festivities while helping to raise funds to fight kidney disease.
Professional and amateur surfers will hit the waves in the preliminary heats that begin Saturday.
Professional competitions include the Ron Jon Men’s Pro, Westgate Women’s Pro and Victory Casino Men’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 division.
Surfing finals conclude the weekend on Labor Day, September 3.
This world-class event not only features both professional and amateur surfing events but competitive tandem surfing, a traditional Hawaiian Luau and Surf Movie on the beach, a Taste of Brevard and Silent Auction on Sunday, and entertainment throughout the weekend to guarantee something for everyone.
The Taste of Brevard and Silent Auction, presented by Regions Bank, takes place on Sunday at the Radisson at the Port in Cape Canaveral. This tropical event showcases all the wonders Brevard has to offer.
Auction items include hand-painted surfboards, artwork from the Wyland Galleries, beach cruisers, surf packs and much more.
You are also able to enjoy samples from more than 20 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 available at the door on September 3.
With the help of more than 300 volunteers and the support of the community, this year’s event is sure to “make waves” once again. The event is in honor of the co-founder and three-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
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