2014 Ocean Reef Beach Festival
The Third Annual Ocean-Reef-Beach Festival
Pelican Beach Park in Satellite Beach
December 6, 2014
‘’Celebrate the Ocean Lifestyle’’
The 3rdAnnual Ocean Reef Beach Festival is coming to Pelican Beach Park in Satellite Beach on December 6th, 2014. The festival is a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates every facet of our coastal lifestyle; surfing, fishing, beachcombing, ecotourism on our reef, kayaking, paddle boarding and bird watching, just to name a few, because so many of us do all these things on our unique stretch of coastline. The event has grown to include over 50 vendors and exhibitors, and will fill almost a quarter- mile of park.
Plan to come and experience the combination of music, food, live entertainment, vendor displays, artwork, and free professional training and educational activities. It will all come together to create a uniqueness found only at the 3rd Annual Ocean- Reef-Beach Festival on December 6th, 2014.
A multitude of free, fun activities will be provided for all ages. Educational presentations will be running all day long in the clubhouse at the north end of the park, where the focus will be on ocean, reef, and beach activities like conservation, sea turtles, surfing, fishing, beach photography, sea beans, and an extra-special program on native landscaping!
“Living Shoreline” Clubhouse Presentations Schedule
10:00 am: Living Reef Images — Mike Daniel
10:30 am: Nearshore Reefs are Green Turtle Habitat — Dr. Karen Holloway-Adkins
11:00 am: Nearshore Hardbottom of the Florida East Coast: Invertebrates and Fishes — Dr. Dan McCarthy & Dr. Ken Lindeman,
11:30 am: Brevard Surfing History — Dick Catri
12:00 pm: 2015 IRL Paddle Adventure — Mike Conneen
12:30 pm: Green Horizons — PureOceanTV.com; Smith Brothers
1:00 pm: Taking Better Surfing Images — Ashley Kuvlesky
1:30 pm: Florida’s Living Beaches — TBA
2:00 pm: Sea Beans and Beach Treasure — Ed Perry
2:30 pm: Fishing Light and Fly Tackle in the Surf — Captain Rodney Smith
3:00 pm: Improving Nature Photography at the Beach — Vince Lamb
3:30 pm: Native Landscaping: Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Gardens — Bill DeLuccia
4:00 pm: Fish for the Future: Best Practices for Sustainable Fishing — Captain Rodney Smith
Last year we added the Chowder “Slow Down, Chow Down” Cook-Off to the ORB Fest with great success! Come take advantage of an opportunity to taste the best chowders in town and be the judge of this year’s Chowder Cook-Off all at the same time! Chowder Cook-Off tasting runs from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, with the winner announced at 2 pm. To learn how your organization can compete in this year’s Chowder “Slow Down, Chow Down” Cook-Off please contact Heather Sears at 321-474-8202.
We’ve got live music all day from a great lineup of bands! Don’t miss your favorites! Here’s their schedule:
10 -11 am: Mark Baker
11 – 12 pm: Robin and Eddie and the Secrets
12 – 1 pm: Surfosonics
1 – 2 pm: Billy Chapman
2 – 3 pm: Annalise Esmerick
3 – 4 pm: Adam Azar
4 – 5 pm: Lady and the Tramps featuring Ricky Carroll
Shuttle bus service will be provided between the ORB Fest and off-site parking just ¼ mile south at the corner of A1A and Desoto Blvd. Click here for directions: http://bit.do/SS2w
This community-minded event is a cooperative venture of PureOceanTV.com, the Surfrider Foundation, and Anglers for Conservation. Our goal is to teach everyone about the dynamic, living environment of the ocean, reef, and beach, while celebrating the recreational opportunities afforded by this unique stretch of coastline.
Mark your calendar and tell your friends about this awesome opportunity to learn more about our unique living coastline!
Learn more about this year’s festival by visiting: www.oceanreefbeachfestival.com
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