Surf contest registration opens; Night Riders announced

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Registration for the 12th-annual Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Contest in now open.

The contest, presented by Nautica, will be held Nov. 12 and Nov. 13, at the Flagler Beach Pier and will feature four pro divisions and 11 amateur divisions.

To register, click here.

Back this year, for the second time, the Red Bull Night Riders will compete in the 2nd-annual East Coast Tow at Surf Contest 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the pier. Six of the top East Coast surfers will push the limit in the big air contest.

This year’s competitors are C.J. Hobgood
, Cody Thompson
, Jake McGuire
, Eddie Guilbeau
, Oliver Kurtz
 and Blake Jones.

But this event is not just about surfing. Each year the contest gives scholarships. All high school and college students are eligible to apply for this year's scholarship. Applicants must fulfill at least 15 hours of volunteer service at the 2011 Tommy Tant event to apply.

The scholarship deadline is Oct. 28.

Click here, for an application.

Schedule of Events
Kickoff Concert and Silent Auction — 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Golden Lion Café, 500 N. A1A, Flagler Beach. Featuring Brad Corrigan and friends. $5 suggested donation.

Surf Contest — all day Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Flagler Beach Pier. Competition ends around 4 or 5 p.m. Sponsor booths on boardwalk feature surf goods, apparel, food, drinks, and free giveaways. Raffle and live art throughout the day.

Food Festival and Concert — 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Veteran's Park, Flagler Beach. Presented by Nautica. Ther will be food from popular local restaurants during an intimate concert with Josh Garrels and Brad Corrigan.

Red Bull Night Riders — 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Flagler Beach Pier. Pro surfers pushing the boundaries of aerial surfing. Free and open to the public.

Surf Contest — all day Sunday, Nov, 13, at the Flagler Beach Pier. Second day of competition starts early and goes through late afternoon. Award ceremony to follow for all contest winners and scholarship recipients.




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