Florida Surfing Association Grom Fest Series, Jacksonville Beach, FL

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Florida Surfing Association Grom Fest Series, Jacksonville Beach, FL 

This is an annual series of three separate surfing competitions for Groms (also known as young surfers). 

The Florida Surfing Association was created in 2003 as an organized body for surfing.  Their mission is to further the sport of surfing, and to offer programs the encompass their passion for surfing the enrichment of surfers through the sport. 

The FSA offers monthly contests with experienced, qualified judges, a well-organized 4-man heat format, rankings to compete in state championships and additional instruction of both beginner and professional athletes.

The FSA has partnerships with Surfers for Autism & the Special Olympics to give kids a chance for social engagement and healthy activity while in the water.

This will be the fifth year of the Super Grom festival and the competition dates are: June 8, July 6 & August 3, 2013.  Timing for all events is 9am-1pm, depending on acceptable surf conditions, of course. 

All events will be held at the Jacksonville Beach Pier site. Each event is free, and includes lunch, a tee shirt, a medal and a goody bag for each participant. Participation is capped at 150 per event, and this year, they have decided to make a slight change to the rules: you can only enter ONE Super Grom Fest event this year. As an introductory surf opportunity, they want to expose as many new "groms" as they can during the summer season. 

The FSA sponsors include: Beaches Hospitality Network (volunteer, sponsorship, community support), Angie's Groms (medals), Two Dudes, Twice the Ice, Lifestyles Realty & Great Atlantic Outfitters (tee shirts).

Food at the event provided by: Taco Lu, Bojangles, Oriental Karinderia & Honey Banked Ham. 

Whether you surf or not, or you have groms, this is a great family series of events you may want to check out the next time you are in Jacksonville Beach, Fl. 

Super Grom Surf Festival

 



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Trisha Bush
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Carol,

The Grom Fest Series sounds like a wonderful event, encouraging young people to participate in active sporting events. The partnerships with Surfers for Autism and Special Olympics is so important for the kids' socialization skills. Sounds like you have a very active community with awesome events.

May 29, 2013 09:20 AM #1
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Connie Goodrich
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How wonderful to be in a location with the beach right there and to have surfing competitions.  Wonderful event!

May 29, 2013 12:50 PM #2
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
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I am sure missing that tropical sunshine and warm air right now, Carol!!!!

May 29, 2013 11:51 PM #3
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Michael Thornton
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Good morning, Carol. I can remember when surfing was in its infancy. My how the sport has grown...

May 30, 2013 01:35 AM #4
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Carol.  Where does the word grom originate from?

May 30, 2013 03:34 AM #5
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Wayne Martin
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 Enoy your day!Carol, sounds like great fun for the participants and the spectators!

May 30, 2013 04:09 AM #6
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Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689
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Hello Carol, surfing on Jax Beach sounds like fun and participating with the Autism & Special Olympics giving kiddos a chance for social engagement is a wonderful event. 

May 30, 2013 04:11 AM #7
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Conrad - I'll have to research; I know it's short for grommets, meaning young surfers, but I've heard it for so many years, I've just taken it at face value!
May 30, 2013 09:11 AM #8
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Michael - yes, it certainly has, ever here on the East Coast with our smaller waves!
May 30, 2013 09:12 AM #9
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Barbara Jo - enjoy, it will still be here when you get back!
May 30, 2013 09:12 AM #10
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Carol, we are at the beach in Destin and the waves have been perfect for surfing. Hopefully your event will have just the right amount of waves.
May 30, 2013 08:05 PM #11
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