Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Billabong Presents...
The Coastal Edge 
Steel Pier Classic &
Surf Art Expo

  Saturday, May 25th to
Monday, May 27th

Location:  1st Street Jetty
Vendors/Surfing starts at 7:30 am 
Art show:  10am - 6pm Sat. & Sun.
Mon. until 5 p.m.

Billabong presents the Coastal Edge Steel Pier Classic and Surf Art Expo this Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th - 27th.  Professional Men and Women longboard contests will offer cash purses, including a $5,000 men's division; the women's purse will be announced closer to the event. In addition, a $5,000 Men's pro shortboard contest will be part of the event.

"We consider the Coastal Edge Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo presented by Billabong as the kick-off to the summer surf season in Virginia Beach," said D. Nachnani, president of local surf wear retailer Coastal Edge. "Local fans, competitors and returning visitors know that this event drips salt water."

"This year will take on a whole new flavor with the cast of personalities who'll be attending," said Ken Hunt, mid-Atlantic sales representative for Billabong/RVCA/VZ brands. Names like surf artist Andy Davis; riders Jason "Wee Man" Acuna, Mark "Occy" Occhilupo and Keala Kennely, Ford Archbold and surfboard craftsman Alex Knost will be here". It'll be unmatched by any East Coast action sports event this year." 

  • Appearances and autograph sessions scheduled to appear: Famed surf artist Andy Davis; VZ rider, Jason "Wee Man" Acuna from "Jackass" movie and TV; Billabong team riders: former world champ, Mark "Occy" Occhilupo and Keala Kennely, star of the film "Blue Crush"; RVCA surfer Ford Archbold; pro surfer/shaper/musician, Alex Knost. Saturday/Times: 1:30 p.m. 
  • Tandem Surfing:  This returning amateur event is a real crowd-pleaser (days/times TBA)
  • Billabong Tow-at (watercraft assisted big air wave jumps) "Battle Royale" schedule TBA both will be signing autographs at the main surfing area. 
  • SUP: Stand-up Paddle Surf competition and SUP race continues to be a HUGE growing sport; schedule TBA
  • Hawaiian Dancers: Copeland Mills School of the Arts performs traditional dances Sunday May 26, 1:30 p.m., in front of the surf scaffolding
  • Billabong GromFest— Saturday, May 25, 11:30 a.m. special under 12 years surfer division (free entry but limited to 125 entries; every participant will receive a free Billabong Lycra jersey)
  • Hawaiian-style Paddle Out scheduled for Noon on Memorial Day, Monday May 27. This traditional ceremony is held annually at SPC honors fallen US soldiers of ongoing military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. 
- No admission fee for spectators; contestant fees for each surf division entered (surfing entry deadlines: May 22, 5 p.m.)
- Works of art, food, refreshments and T-shirts for sale to public. 

SURF ART EXPO: In 2008, a surf art component was added to the Steel Pier Classic and the event officially became known as the Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo. The Surf Art Expo takes place on the boardwalk during the surf competition and is all about the surf, the ocean, and the beach. Local surf artists and artisans are featured in all mediums, such as painting, sculpture, metalwork, jewelry, photography, furniture, woodwork, and surfboard shaping.

The VLF is a nonprofit organization. Proceeds from this annual event will support the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation. www.vagentlemen.com   For Coastal Edge, stop by the beach superstore, 316 21st Street and Arctic Avenue, Virginia Beach, or visit: www.coastaledge.com.   For the Surf Art Expo, go to www.vbsurfartexpo.com or contact Sponsorships Unlimited at 757-222-2355.   

Looking for lodging during the surf expo? Why not "hang ten" far away from the boardwalk crowds at Sandbridge Beach... the most southern beach in Virginia Beach.  Unlike the resort area, you can rent a furnished beach home for the entire family, which is a great way to save money and also have room for the entire family to spread out and relax.  

Best of all, we have dozen of rentals still available over the holiday weekend and many are at discounted rates!  Simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or go to www.siebert-realty.com  to check rental availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  It's so easy!  Hope to see you soon.  

Siebert Realty Vacation 

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

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