All throughout the United States mid-March represents a time of change, excitement, and celebration.
Most of the country is spending their time thawing out from the freeze of winter, cheering on their favorite basketball teams during March Madness, and celebrating the Irish heritage of their friends, family, and neighbors on St Patrick’s day.
But for residents of Brevard County, who live on Central Florida’s Beautiful Space Coast, mid-March signals something much different.....
The start of BEACH SEASON!!
Which is exactly what they did this year!
CENTURY 21 Ocean & the 2019 Ron Jon’s Beach ’N Boards Fest
The annual festival has grown to become known as “the nation’s premier active lifestyle Spring Break destination”, offering attendees a variety of fun filled activities to keep them entertained and kick off the summer.
The different exhibitions included beach-volleyball, beach-yoga, surfing, skateboarding, wakeboarding, stand-up paddle boarding, paddle board kayak-fishing and hydro-foil kite-boarding. Special guests such as CJ Hobgood (World Surf League World Champion), Bob McKnight (Co-founder & Previous CEO of Quicksilver) and Alexa Strange (2-time National Champion & All-American in beach-volleyball) attended this year’s festival, meeting with fans, event-goers, and even hosted some of the events.
No matter who you are, Ron Jon's Beach ‘N Boards Fest is a festival your sure to enjoy. Whether it’s watching the World Surf League sanctioned surf competition, signing up for a surf training session, watching the amazing wakeboard demos, participating in the killer kayak fishing tournament or competing in any of the beach volleyball challenges, each year the festival delivers as the perfect kick-off to summer!
Mitch Varnes, in his 7th year as Event Director, released the following statement at the end of the 7th Annual Beach ‘N Boards Fest:
“We are very excited that pretty much everything went off well for this year’s Beach ‘N Boards Fest. From the surfing to wakeboarding to skateboarding, to fishing to yoga to stand up paddle-boarding and all else, there was plenty of action for everyone. Thank you to all of our event partners, including CENTURY 21 Ocean, for making it such a success.”
Ricky Carroll & CENTURY 21 Ocean’s Epic 2019 Giveaway
This year, CENTURY 21 Ocean took it a step further! They not only decided to partner with Mitch and host a tent at the event, but they also decided to provide something extra for the event attendees and community!
With the help of Ricky Carroll, an award winning shaper and the founder of Ricky Carroll Surfboards, Barbara Schluraff and her team hosted a raffle providing event-goers the opportunity to win either an epic custom skateboard or custom surfboard!
The CENTURY 21 Ocean raffle was open from the start of the weekend and went through the end of the last event. After the weekend was over, the winners of the raffle were chosen & then announced on the following Tuesday live from CENTURY 21 Ocean’s Facebook page!
The raffle was hosted at the CENTURY 21 Ocean stand located in front of the wakeboarding event area which featured the custom-made skateboard, surfboard and even a custom-sculpted sand castle! The weather added in to make it an incredible weekend and Ricky Carroll even showed off some of his skateboarding skills out by the tent.
Featured above is a photo of the winner of the custom skateboard and another of Ricky Carroll himself with the amazing custom surfboard he created.
Once again, in 2019 Ron Jon's Beach ‘N Boards Fest kicked off the Space Coast beach season in style and the CENTURY 21 Ocean team sent two local and lucky raffle winners home with a gift they’ll never forget! Enjoy your spring and summer and be sure to find us next year at the 8th annual Beach ‘N Boards Fest, in mid-March 2020!