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Surf Festival for National Kidney Foundation at Cocoa Beach

Jul 22, 2011 02:34PM

The 26th Annual National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Pro-Am, Standup Paddling (SUP), and Tandem Surf Festival will take place at the Cocoa Beach Pier on September 1-5. The 2011 NKF Surf Fest Kick-Off Dinner will be a casual affair on Thursday night at the Pier. This event is open to the public but requires tickets. Thomas Peters MD, Pres BOD NKF of FL, will be the featured speaker.

Friday’s activities include a special opportunity for children and adults with special needs to enjoy a unique surfing experience on a specially equipped surfboard guided by an experienced surfer. This Wave Access includes assistance from the parking lot to the surf. The Pro-Am, SUP, Tandem Surf Competitions will take place Saturday through Monday. The festival will also include Live Music, poster signings, Karate Demos, Mar Chiquita Bikini Contest, and a variety of foods and beverages.

Sunday night (6-11pm) there will be a fundraising event, Taste of Brevard and Silent Auction, at the Doubletree Resort. This portion of the festival is sponsored by Region’s Bank.

Surf competitions will start at 8am each day. Tickets to the kick-off dinner are $29 and can be purchased through Lucy (9am-5pm M-F) at 321-783-7549. For more information see

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