Cocoa Beach, Fla. - Organizers of the Ron Jon Beach 'N Boards Fest are excited to announce the event will include two high-level Association of Surfing Professionals-sanctioned tournaments as part of its multi-day celebration of boarding, action sports and music. The contests will be held during the three best days of surf conditions over the festival's time frame of March 6-10.
The Ron Jon/Quiksilver Jr. Pro and the Ron Jon/Roxy Jr. Pro will each be ASP 3-star events and are the richest and most prestigious surf competitions ever held in Cocoa Beach. The events will draw the best U.S. mainland, Hawaiian and Latin American surfers age 20 and under and will offer valuable points toward qualifying for the Junior Pro World Championships in Australia.
The men's contest will feature a $15,000 cash purse, and the women's contest will offer a $5,000 cash purse. The events are equally weighted with the ASP.
The surfing tournaments are a joint venture between Ron Jon Surf Shop and surf apparel companies Quiksilver and Roxy and will be titled the Ron Jon/Quiksilver Pro Junior and the Ron Jon/Roxy Pro Junior.
"We are thrilled to partner with Quiksilver and Roxy on these two events and to be bringing top quality surfing to Cocoa Beach for the Beach 'N Boards fest," said Ron Jon Surf Shop President Debbie Harvey. "With the surfing contests and all the other events going on, it is going to be an exciting week."
The Ron Jon Beach 'N Boards Fest will be held at Sheppard Park in Cocoa Beach and features a slew of competitions and demonstrations in several board sports, including surf, skate, skim, stand-up paddle, kite-boarding and more. The event will also feature a collegiate beach volleyball tournament, daily live music on two stages, food trucks and an action sports film festival.
"These will be the most prestigious surfing contests ever held in Cocoa Beach, and there is sure to be some amazing surfing," noted event director Mitch Varnes. "The surfers coming in for these two contests are the next big thing and will surely include some athletes who will be out on the ASP Championship Tour in the years ahead."
Surfline.com is the official wave and conditions forecaster for both the Ron Jon/Quiksilver Pro Junior and the Ron Jon/Roxy Pro Junior and will be issuing daily forecasts beginning several days before both contests.
Additional information on the Beach 'N Boards Fest can be found at www.beachnboardsfest.com.
About Ron Jon Surf Shop:
Ron Jon Surf Shop was founded in 1959 by surfing enthusiast Ron DiMenna. Two years later, he opened a tiny ocean side shop in Long Beach Island, N.J. The lifestyle-apparel and board-sports equipment retailer has since opened stores in Cocoa Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Ft. Myers, Key West, Panama City Beach, Clearwater Beach, Fl., as well as Myrtle Beach, S.C. The flagship store in Cocoa Beach is the world's largest surf shop. It operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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