On march 25th – 27th, 2016 the 52nd Annual Easter Surfing Festival will be staged at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach. To benefit The Central Florida Humane Society.. Surfing Competitions will include a Men’s pro short board and a Men’s Longboard, Women’s Short board The Klassick Outfitters Boy’s 14 and under Short board, the Corpo Bonito Girl’s 14 and under short board division, and a Women’s Long board Amateur, there will also be a Dive Surf Ride boy’s and Girl’s Under 12 Menehune’s division. We will award a Distinguished Easter Surfing Championship trophy to all winners (1st – 4th). Spectators will have a chance to learn Surfing and Skate Boarding via the on site Ron Jon Surfing School’s surf clinic, and a skate clinic by Scooter Newell of the Cocoa Beach skate park. The Cocoa Beach Surf Museum will host the Florida State Paddleboard Championship, and a king of the beach competition. Spectators and competitors can participate in celebrity signings, attend an Easter egg hunt, enjoy evening entertainment with a Cocoa Beach style Luau, while listening to live music, challenge all comers for “Limbo King Title” Watch the Dog lure chase, bid on items at the silent auction and experience a Sunrise Service at the beach site.
Many have seen it on television or on the internet, read about it in newspapers, magazines, periodicals, and specialty publications, heard about it on radio, or by word of mouth from the tens of thousands, who have come to watch it each year. For over four decades the Easter Surfing Festival has continued to be a major force in the growth of surfing On the East Coast of the United States, It is the second oldest most diverse and publicized event of its type, which is widely recognized and referred to as the East Coast Capitol of Surfing. When choosing to compete in event rating, Surf Fest has won many awards during those years, Continuously finishing in the top ten of the Prestigious “South Eastern Festivals“.
If you are interested in sponsorship, Product Imaging, sampling or sales, competing or just watching contenders, up and comers, or novices, Exhibit their Short Board, Skim and Paddle Board skills in the warm friendly Atlantic Ocean, The Easter Surfing Festival offers something that you and your friends will talk about for years to come. We also offer the Crowd Control winch Skim tow in for best air a $500 + entries prize purse is up for grabs, watch the action in the water’s edge as these highly skilled acrobats are pulled at speeds up to 30 mph to hit the face of a wave just right to launch them as high as possible, as they vie for the top purse. Also don’t miss the first East Coast Dog Surfing Championship.
There is plenty of Lodging, Restaurants and Parking within walking distance of Lori Wilson Park (directly south of the park is the Host Hotel the International Palms). On site there is food and drink, rest rooms, sponsor displays and rental stands for all types of umbrellas and beach toys. Remember, there is no admission fee to stretch your budget. Spectators, Tourists and Locals are welcome!