National Kidney Foundation Surf Fest 2020

This year’s Surf Fest will take place during Columbus Day Weekend, October 10th-12th.

Columbus Day Weekend Visit Cocoa Beach on the Space Coast and Support the National Kidney Foundations 35th Annual Surf Fest! Featuring hundreds of competitive surfers in pro and amateur divisions, live entertainment, and fun for the entire family. For more information visit Don't miss the out on the fun in the sun at the Westgate Pier and new to this year, the online silent auction. For more information visit NKFsurf. com

The 35th Annual NKF Rich Salick PRO-AM Surfing Festival is featuring a new Mens Pro sponsor this year, Healthmap Solutions. The main event will take place at the Westgate Resorts Cocoa Beach Pier. Surfers and beach-goers alike will enjoy the weekend festivities while raising funds to fight kidney disease. Professional and amateur surfers will hit the waves in the preliminary heats that begin on October 10th. Professional competitions include the Healthmap Solutions Men’s Pro, Victory Casino Men’s Longboard Pro, Gutin & Wolverton Women’s Longboard Pro and Surfer Dudes Junior Pro.

Surfer Dudes is sponsoring the Boys and Girls Pollywog divisions, amateur divisions that you don’t want to miss as 9 year old surfers and younger compete for a spot in the finals of this prestigious competition. All pro and amateur surfing finals conclude the weekend on Columbus Day, October 12th. The team event which is normally held in November will also take place on October 12th. This classic tradition involves 6 surfers per team and replicates the original format of the event that began in the ‘70s.

The Surf Fest not only features both professional and amateur surfing events but competitive tandem surfing as well. Unfortunately the evening events that normally take place such as the Taste of Brevard and Saturday night Luau have been cancelled this year due to the pandemic.

New this year, the NKFF will host an entirely online silent auction to replace the Annual Taste of Brevard, normally held Sunday night at the Radisson. Auction items include hand-painted surfboards, artwork from the Wyland Galleries, beach cruisers, surf packs, and much more. 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.

It is completely free to participate in the online auction and you are sure to find something unique and at an incredible price. With the help of over 300 volunteers and the support of the community, this year’s event is sure to make waves. The event is in honor of the co-founder and 3 time kidney recipient Rich Salick who passed away in July 2012. For more information on the NKF Pro-Am Surfing Festival visit us online at

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