Kelly Slater Surfing For USA

After much consternation, Kelly Slater has accepted an invitation to represent his country in an Olympic surfing prelude next month. A difficult decision as the World Surf League has a major event at Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o which runs from August 21-September 1, then the ISA World Games runs in Miyazaki, Japan from September 7-15, and…

World Surf League – Where’s It Headed

Like Football, FlagFootball, Soccer, Golf, Baseball, Tennis will surfing become a Major League, Association, or will the old-school culture and new era investors and organizers bring it down? To gain a grassroots understanding I spoke with a local Florida surfer who seemed unimpressed with all the brouhaha regarding professional surfing, wave pools and the sport…

Local Surfers Score Big In Sebastian

Florida weather was stellar and the swell was pretty decent both providing conditions for incredible surfing and high wave acrobatics. The World Surf League sanctioned Qualifying Series, The Florida Pro Surf Competition, held last week brought in 2018 WSL Champions Tour ‘Rookie of the Year’ Caroline Marks as well as other professional surfers from around…

Jair Perez Quiros Wins NKF Rich Salick

Having won in 2016 and skipping 2017 Jair Peres Quiros came back to Cocoa Beach, Florida to claim another title in the Ron Jon’s Mens Pro at the 2018 NKF 33rd Annual Rich Salick Pro-Am Surf Festival. This event is the largest charity surfing event in the world. This years final was stacked with talent…

33rd Annual Rich Salick Surfing Pro-Am

This Labor Day Weekend Cocoa Beach is home to the National Kidney Foundation and the long-running Rich Salick Surfing Festival for amateurs and professional surfers. The waves will be attacked at the world-famous Cocoa Beach Pier owned by Westgate Resorts out of Orlando. The event is running from September 1st – 3rd, 2018. Mission Statement…