22nd Annual Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Classic
The 22nd Annual Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Classic takes place October 27-29 in Flagler Beach. This year’s event will kick off at Tortugas Restaurant the 27th at 7 p.m. with live music and a live auction. Come and bid on a Specialized Electric Bicycle, two all-inclusive trips to Nicaragua (minus airfare), surfboards, VIP Orlando Magic tickets, a private chef experience for ten by local chefs of Island Grille and Flagler Fish Co. Reubel Designs jewelry, Hammock Beach Resort stays, Marineland Dolphin experiences and many other specialty items donated by local Flagler businesses. The amateur and professional surf contest begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. Some of the world’s best surfers will battle through the elimination rounds at the iconic Flagler pier. Raffle tickets will be available for a chance to win surfboards, surf gear, and a one-of-a-kind surfboard wall art. Attendees can also peruse sponsor booths lining the A1A boardwalk. As the first day of competition winds down, friends will continue the celebration with live music, dancing at a Halloween costume party hosted by The Golden Lion at 7 p.m. The final rounds of the surf competition take place on Sunday at 8 am. Spectators will gather to cheer on their favorite contestants as they compete to advance to the final match. All finalists receive awards but only first place will win a towering 4-foot champion trophy. All proceeds from the weekend events go to scholarships, our local food bank and The Marfan Foundation. To date, the event has raised and donated more than $200,000.