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Monday, August 3, 2015

East Coast Surfing Championship
August 16 - 23, 2015

The Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships is a major professional and amateur event for the United States Surfing Federation. Each year, several hundred surfers from menehunes to masters compete for East Coast surfing titles, prizes, history and the sheer love of surfing.

Other beach oriented sports and recreation include skimboarding, volleyball, a boardwalk 5K run, street skate and ramp contests, swimsuit contests, food and drink concessions, and live music on the beach.  

So get your "Surf On" and join us at this exciting local event... there's something for everyone! 
 **CLICK HERE** for more info!

History of Virginia Beach Surfing
Check out this video highlighting the history of Virginia Beach Surfing featuring personal interviews with many of the "Local Legends" of our area including Wes Laine, Bob Holland, Bill Frierson, Butch Kitchin, Pete Smith, and Shep Jordan. This is an awesome snapshot into not only how surfing came to our beach, but also the overall evolution of the sport. Great video! 

Need a place to dry off in between heats?  Siebert Realty has dozens of Sandbridge Beach home and condo vacation rentals available during this event. Many also offer Discounted Rates!  Visit our website to check rental availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  Or simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 for further assistance.   

Come be a part of this local surfing celebration!  Hope to see you at the beach.  :)  

Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pass The Popcorn!

The Virginia Aquarium is pleased to offer BIG SCREEN SATURDAYS this summer! Come relax and unwind with your favorite movies on Virginia's largest movie screen at our National Geographic 3D Movie Theater! 
We’ve selected some of our favorites to show on the big screen, and August offers a fun filled lineup of "Surf Themed Movies" for the first three weeks.  
Big Screen Saturdays is great family entertainment at a reasonable price.
Museum Members = Only $3
Non-Members = Only $5 
Shows begin at 7:50pm.  Order tickets ONLINE or call (757) 385-FISH (3474) for more information.

Rating: PG  /  Runtime: 113 minutes /  Genre(s): Adventure
When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.

Rating: TV-14  /  Runtime: 109 minutes  /  Genre(s): Documentary
Bruce Brown, king of surfing documentaries, returns after nearly thirty years to trace the steps of two young surfers to top surfing spots around the world. Along the way we see many of the people and locales Bruce visited during the filming of Endless Summer.

August 15:  Big Wednesday
Rating: PG  /  Runtime: 120 minutes
Genre(s): Drama
A Surfing Movie Classic! The picture stars Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, and Gary Busey as California surfers facing life and the Vietnam War against the backdrop of their love of surfing from the early '60s to the '70s.

August 22:  Horton Hears a Who
Rating: G  /  Runtime: 86 minutes
Genre(s): Animated action, Comedy
"WHO" doesn't love this movie starting Jim Carrey and Steve Carell?  Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.

August 29:  A Dolphin Tale
Rating: PG
Runtime: 113 minutes
Genre(s): Drama
With a star filled cast, this touching film is based on a true story and centers on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Monday, July 27, 2015

Capt. Jack's Pirate Ship Adventure

Capt. Jack's Pirate Ship Adventure

LIKE PIRATES? Climb aboard the 65 ft. Spanish Galleon, “The Lost Pearl”, as it sails the high seas in search for lost treasure. **Click Here** for Capt. Jack’s Pirate Ship Adventures! It's a must do on your next Virginia Beach visit. Aaargghh! 

Letter from Capt. Jack...

Ahoy There, Me Hearties!

Jump aboard the Lost Pearl and we’ll set sail for adventures on the high seas in search of treasure! I only want the bravest pirates on board my Spanish galleon ship - because I’m expecting some trouble from that scallywag Blackbeard - but if you think you’ve got what it takes to handle a water cannon, then you’re welcome to join my gang! The truth is - I need your help, mateys! 

Blackbeard has stolen my treasure and I need a strong, fighting crew of pirates to help me get it back!

We’ll be docked in the port of Inlet Station Marina and from there we will set off to explore the seven seas of Virginia Beach. To keep us entertained on the voyage, my pirates will put on a show for you and you can join in as we sing sea shanties and dance the limbo. I know that being a pirate is hungry work, so there's a snack bar on board where ye can trade a bit of yer treasure fer some grub! We’ll keep an eye out for dolphins too, because they love pirates and often swim alongside us on our travels.

Then we’ll get down to the real business. We’ll search for that wicked Blackbeard and when we find him we’ll have to fight him and his evil men! Don’t worry; my trusty ship is equipped for battle. We’ll let loose the fury of my water cannons to win back our treasure, which I’ll happily share with you to thank you for helping me.  For all you older pirates, who like a drop of rum while you are seafaring, we offer a full cash bar, or you could join us for a 21+ cruise.

So if you are a pirate, or a pirate at heart, if you are fearsome and fearless, with a taste for nautical fun and adventure, then sign up to join my gang and I’ll welcome you aboard the Lost Pearl.

From one pirate to another - I look forward to meeting you soon… if you dare!
Shivers Me Timbers!  
~ Capt. Jack

Pirates' Quarters:
In need of calmer, more landlubbers-style quarters to rest your weary sea legs after your high seas adventure? Siebert Realty has hundreds of Sandbridge Beach Home and Condo Vacation Rentals perfect for your swashbuckling crew.  Best of all, many are still available at discounted rates this summer at Their deals are like finding your own treasure chest!  Go to their website to check availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  Or simply give their friendly crew a call at 877-422-2200 for further assistance.   

So Mateys, as Capt. Jack always says... adjust your eye patch, grab your sword, and let's get this adventure started!    

Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Friday, July 24, 2015

Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge
July 25, 2015
The Crab is King at this one-of-a-kind event that’s fun for the whole family! The Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge will be held at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront right on the beach at 30th Street from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, July 25, 2015.  This is a free event.

The Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge was named to's 2010 list of the Wackiest Summer Events in America and to the New York Daily News 2012 list of the top 10 Wackiest Festivals in the WORLD.  Last year, a film crew from the popular BBC children’s show “All Over the Place,” broadcast in Scotland, filmed the event.  Approximately 300 hermit crabs participate in the Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge each year.  Many of these come from out of state just to be with us!

Registration begins at 9:30am and all participants must be registered by noon in order to race.  Preliminary hermit crab races lead to the Crustacean 500, where the winner is awarded the “Order of the Mercury Claw” trophy.  Crabs race on a specially-designed circular track, where all the “crabtestants” are placed in the center. At the sound of the starting horn, crabs scurry to the outer ring of the track. Whichever claw crosses the line first wins.  It’s the survival of the “crabbiest!”

Along with the Crustacean 500 race, participants may enter the Miss Curvaceous Crustacean Beauty Pageant.  At the pageant, hermit crabs are presented in uniquely-decorated displays and judged on beauty and creativity.  Hermit crab owners are encouraged to build a unique display for their crabs.  Past winners have included themed entries like “Spider Crab,” “Hermit the Hulk,” “Beauty and the Crab,” and “Pirates of the Crabibbean!” 

Aside from 1st, 2nd, And 3rd Place winners, special trophies are also awarded for the Friendliest Crab, Biggest Crab, Shyest Crab, Most Unique Crab Display, Prettiest Crab Shell, Most Athletic Crab, and Most Traveled Crab. ALL participants will receive a medal for being a part of the Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge. There are no fees for entering the Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge; the event is free for both participants and spectators.  For more info on the event, visit The Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge

In need of last minute lodging? Siebert Realty has dozens of Sandbridge Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals available for the remainder of the Summer, including this oceanfront beauty (shown at right).  **Click Here** for availability.  Best of all, many are on special, so BOOK NOW & SAVE. You can easily book online or simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200.  See you at the beach! 

Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cirque du Soleil begins July 16th!

Raise The Big Top!
Cirque du Soleil comes to Va Beach!

Excerpts from Virginian Pilot Article 
by Stacy Parker:

The Canadian entertainment company is set to perform here at the beach July 16 to Aug. 16 in the parking lot of the Virginia Beach Convention Center. 

"Kooza" is touring Europe. Cirque du Soleil's tightrope-walking and flying trapeze acts have wowed audiences around the world and, locally, at Hampton Coliseum and Norfolk's Ted Constant Convocation Center. Now, Virginia Beach will get its first taste of the excitement during the heart of the summer tourist season.

"We always look for additional amenities for our visitors," said Mike Eason, resort administrator.  He first reached out to Cirque du Soleil a couple of years ago. When Eason got a call from them last month, he suggested Rudee Loop as a possible venue. Cirquesa Dreamquest, a smaller acrobatic troupe, performed at that site two years ago. But he soon learned that Cirque du Soleil requires much more space. "This is a big operation," he said.  The convention center parking lot will accommodate the 50 tractor-trailer loads of equipment needed to set up the show. The circus tent will hold 2,500 attendees.  

KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil 
KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. This show is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions - acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.

The Innocent's journey brings him into contact with a panoply of comic characters such as the King, the Trickster and the Obnoxious Tourist and his Bad Dog.

Between strength and fragility, laughter and smiles, turmoil and harmony, KOOZA explores themes of fear, identity, recognition and power. The show is set in an electrifying and exotic visual world full of surprises, thrills, chills, audacity and total involvement.

KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil | Official Trailer:

When:    July 16 to Aug. 16, 2015
Where:   Parking Lot - Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street

Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Chalk The Walk ARTsplosion

Virginia Aquarium's "Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion" takes over the Virginia Beach Boardwalk from 10:00 am-5:00 pm on Saturday, July 11, 2015 as hundreds of artists and “wanna-be artists” gather to turn the boardwalk into an impromptu canvas of color!  Artist registration will be on the boardwalk at 17th Street, and art will be displayed for two blocks between 16th and 18th Streets.

This year's theme will be Mysteries of the Ocean.  What visions of the sea come to your mind: Mermaids? Sea creatures real or imagined? Transportation above or below the surface? Our delicate relationship with the life-giving ocean Stewardship of this vast resource?  Let Mysteries of the Ocean be your guide as your chalk drawing comes to life!

At Chalk The Walk, participants draw four by four foot chalk drawings for three blocks along the boardwalk. 200 competitors complete chalk drawings to be evaluated by a panel of judges.  Judges score the drawings according to criteria such as composition, use of color, adherence to theme, and creativity.  There are three competitive divisions: Amateur, Professional, and Youth.  The Youth division is for ages 12-16.  Children 11 and under are invited to draw for fun in a separate area.  Trophies and cash prizes are awarded for each division, with winners announced at 4:30pm at the registration tent.  The hours for the Virginia Aquarium Chalk the Walk are 10:00am-5:00pm.  All participants must register by 1:00pm to qualify for the competition.  All drawings must be completed by 3:30pm to be eligible for prizes.  

More information at: ** CHALK THE WALK **

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Beach Home & Condo Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Monday, July 6, 2015

Little Island Park - Summer Concert Series


Join us every THURSDAY NIGHT at Little Island Park, 6-8pm for FREE LIVE entertainment for the entire family to enjoy!

   June 25  Live music by Bob Linsly + Magic by Dave Rosado
   July 2  Live music by Marty Moore + Juggler Jon Norton
   July 9 Live music by Two Arms of Flight + Face Painting & Balloons 
   July 16 Live music by Bob Linsly + Magic by Dave Rosado
   July 23  Live music by Marty Moore + Juggler Jon Norton
   July 30 Live music by Two Arms of Flight + Face Painting & Balloons 
   August 6 Live music by Bob Linsly + Juggler Jon Norton
   August 13 Live music by Marty Moore + Face Painting & Balloons
   August 20  Live music by Bob Linsly + Face Painting & Balloons 
Hope to see you there!

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July 4th Sandbridge
Boat Parade

Come celebrate our Nation’s 239th birthday by participating in the 12th Sandbridge Boat Parade, which from its humble beginning in 2004 has grown every year with more watercraft and spectators. With legal fireworks in Mill Pond for the fourth year, the parade should have a record number of boats.

The boat theme for 2015 is... 
“Celebrate Island Style”!  

Remember... it's always 5 O'Clock somewhere, right? Patriotic themes are always a great choice, but try to mix it up with the island life! So get out your coconut bras and grass skirts and come celebrate your FREEDOM like a native at the annual boat parade! Decorate your boat, assemble your crew and enter your boat in this year’s contest. Awards given for best decorated boat and more.
Compete for Trophies:
• Grand Prize     
• Best Decorated
• Best Theme Representation
• Best Costumes 
• Best Use of Humor   
• Most Creative
• Most Colorful   
• Most Unusual   
• Judges Special Award

With the exception of the Best Costumes category, judging will take place in Mill Pond as the parade arrives from Osprey Bay, circles Mill Pond, then enters the Bluebill and Wood Duck canals, and returns to Mill Pond.  The Best Costumes will be judged at the parade start point in Osprey Bay (no longer Mill Pond) prior to the 7:15PM parade start.  Osprey Bay has a sandy bottom and is sufficiently shallow to allow participants to move from boat to boat.  Boats should arrive at Osprey Bay no later than 6:30pm to insure that their costumes are judged and each vessel receives a contestant number for boat judging in Mill Pond.  No number, no prize!  Category winners will be announced up on the return of the boats to Mill Pond.

Island Fireworks:
Parade watercraft will return to Mill Pond prior to dusk and the start of the 9:10pm fireworks show.  A July 5 rain date is scheduled.  As was the case last year, watercraft will not be allowed to anchor in Mill Pond.  However, boats can be secured to the banks, i.e. dock, pier, bulkhead, etc. Boat owners who are planning to participate in the parade are requested to contact Fred Greene (288-0372) to receive detailed information, i.e. route map, Mill Pond anchoring and mooring information, etc.

Please note there is limited space to view fireworks at Mill Pond.  There also are not restroom facilities available.  We recommend that vacationers view fireworks from the beach near Whiting, Tuna, & Pike, where you will probably be able to view the Sandbridge fireworks, as well as the Virginia Beach Oceanfront/Boardwalk display.  

Live the Island Life at Sandbridge!
Are you in need of island accommodations over the July 4th week or weekend? Siebert Realty has dozen of Sandbridge Beach home and condo vacation rentals still available for the July 4th holiday! 

Best of all, many are now being offered at discounted rates at **Summer Specials** There you can check rental availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  Or simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 for further assistance.    

Come be a part of this great Sandbridge tradition.  Hope to see you on the bay!

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Beach Home &Condo Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Thursday, June 25, 2015

**2nd Year in a Row!**

Sandbridge Beach...
Voted in June '15 - Top 10 Under-The-Radar Beaches!

Trips to the beach are standard fare for most summer travelers, but crowded stretches of sand can make vacations more of a pain than a pleasure. Some beaches offer a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle, and allow visitors to escape the crowds at more popular destinations. 

From an isolated nature retreat nestled along Virginia’s Outer Banks called Sandbridge... to other picturesque coastal villages across the country, these beaches prove that bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better, and that getting away doesn’t need to be a headache.  Fodor's Travel selected 10 of the best picks for America’s best under-the-radar beaches, and Siebert Realty is so proud that Sandbridge Beach is included in the list.  

Most beach goers have heard of Virginia Beach, but few are familiar with its tiny, unspoiled local beach to the south.  Located just 15 miles from the resort area, Sandbridge features pristine dunes and secluded beaches away from the Virginia Beach crowds. Visitors can explore the beautiful stretch of sandy beaches, as well as the marshes and open waters of the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge... or kayak, bike, or hike through False Cape State Park.

Where to Stay: Visitors won’t find large resorts or hotels in Sandbridge, as in the northern resort area of Virginia Beach. Sandbridge is a secluded family beach, much more slower pace... offering hundreds of vacation beach home rentals, as well as condo rentals (in three different complexes). These lodging options allow for more comfortable and spacious accommodations with easy access to the water.  

Insider Tip: One of the best ways to explore Sandbridge and the surrounding area is by bike. Pedal through the neighboring wildlife refuge for up-close looks at native plants and animals, or take a day-trip to the state park for picnicking and water sports.  Fodor's Travel Article... written by Emily Wasserman

Sandbridge Lodging:
Interested in coming to Sandbridge Beach this summer? Siebert Realty still has available rentals and many are now "On Special".  Simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or visit our website at to check availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  Hope to see you soon... "Under-The-Radar"!   

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Return of the Lotus Blossoms

Vacationers and local Virginia Beach residents are once again welcoming the return of native American lotuses, which are in full bloom at the Lotus Garden Park near Sandbridge Beach.

The native American wildflower, which bloomed profusely in that creek during the early and mid-20th century, died during the late 1960s, but then began to return a few years ago. We're happy to report that the waters are once again covered with the massive yellow pods for all to enjoy!

The lotus garden is located on Sandbridge Road across the street from the Tabernacle United Methodist Church.  The native American lotus, officially called the Nelumbo Lutea, is the city flower of Virginia Beach.  The tubers, leaves and seeds once served as an important food source for Native Americans.  Because the yellow lotuses are protected, it is illegal to tamper with or pick the flowers or plants.  Kayaking is permitted in the area. 

Be sure to stop by and see the beautiful Lotus Garden on your next visit to Sandbridge.  It truly is a sight to behold, especially now that the garden is in bloom.  It's a once a year event, so don't miss it! 

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Party at the Pier - June 19th

Party at the Pier!

When:    Fri., June 19th / 7pm - 10pm

Where:   Sandbridge Beach
              Little Island Park
              3820 Sandpiper Rd
              Va. Beach, VA 23456

Band:     The Rhondels - Beach Music
Cost:      FREE
Sponsor: Siebert Realty

Kick off your shoes and join us for a concert in the sand. Featuring pleasing harmonies and quality musicianship by local greats The Rhondels! 

Enjoy live music, food and dancing! If you love Beach Music then this party is for you! Little Island Park, Sandbridge Beach Friday, June 19th, 7:00pm-10:00pm (Rain Date: June 20).  On Facebook? Let us know you're coming to the party at:  Facebook Event: Party at the Pier

Sponsored by Siebert Realty - The Beach People
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200
Over 350 Beach Home and Condo Vacation Rentals

Boardwalk Artshow June 18th - 21st

Come join us for the 60th Annual Boardwalk Art Show and have a fun time with family and friends while enjoying fine art, great food and live entertainment.  
The Boardwalk Art Show is hosted by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. MOCA is a non-profit, non-collecting institution, which means the artwork in the galleries changes every 3-4 months. It's main mission is to promote exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time. 

So while you won't see Old Masters at the art show or museum, you're guaranteed to see something cutting edge and different!  MOCA also offers a variety of educational programs and classes for the community. 

2015 Art Show Hours:
  • Thursday   June 18th  Noon - 6pm
  • Friday       June 19th  10am - 6pm
  • Saturday   June 20th  10am - 6pm
  • Sunday     June 21st  10am - 6pm

Admission:   Free
Questions:   757-425-0000 x 20.
Location:     Held along the Boardwalk from 19th - 33rd St.

Parking:  Municipal parking lots are located on Pacific Avenue at 19th Street (south end of art show), 25th Street (middle of art show) and 31st Street garage (north end of art show). Daily rates apply. You can also park at MOCA at 2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 for free, and view our current exhibition.  Then walk six blocks east down 23rd Street to the boardwalk.
History of Boardwalk Art Show
In 1952, a small group of artists presented an outdoor art show at the boardwalk, with the proceeds benefiting a fellow artist who had fallen ill. Those artists later formed an organization which is today the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). In 1956, the first official Boardwalk Art Show was held. Top prize was $25 and 104 artists participated. Today, Best in show wins $10,000 and the Boardwalk show is ranked as one of the top 100 outdoor art shows in the country.
Proceeds from this event directly support MOCA and help fulfill the mission to provide thought-provoking,contemporary art exhibitions and children’s art education programs.

Beach Accommodations:
In need of last minute lodging? Siebert Realty has dozen of Sandbridge Beach home and condo vacation rentals still available during the art festival weekend and many are at discounted rates! 

Visit June Vacation Deals where you can check rental availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online. Or simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 for further assistance.  Hope to see you soon.  

Siebert Realty 
Vacation Beach Home & Condo Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200
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