Cocoa Beach Surf Museum will host the 2nd Annual Florida Women of the Waves Weekend. The 2010 event was so popular that the museum has received ” an ongoing barrage of requests asking ‘when are you doing it in 2011?’ The answer is all weekend long, from Friday September 30 to Sunday October 2.
The organizers have taken great pains to ensure those attending have ample opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family on the beach and in the water, without the stress of a competition environment. This year their focus will be a gathering of “Surfing’s Sisterhood solely for the purpose of having fun”.
The fun begins Friday night, September 30th with the premier of the movie Oceanides starting at 7:30 p.m. The movie is a longboard movie about women and oceans, and was funded by the Keep A Breast Foundation. The setting will be at the Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Avenue. The Library’s pop-corn machine will be creating organic popcorn which will be served. Movie and popcorn are complimentary.
On Saturday morning, October 1, there will be a Ladies Surfing Social from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The location will be behind the International Palms Resort (formerly Holiday Inn) in Cocoa Beach. That will be a casual gathering of friends and family, with ladies of all ages on all types of boards enjoying the surf. That event is open to anyone who wants to enjoy a nice day at the beach, whether they have been surfing for decades, or just feel like spending some time at the beach. The museum has advised those interested in attending to look for The Cocoa Beach Surf Museum pop-up tent.
Saturday afternoon from 5 – 6:30 p.m., there will be a SUP (Stand-up paddleboard) Adventure Paddle. It will take place in the river at the Cocoa Beach Country Club Pavilion located off Tom Warriner Blvd and Minuteman Causeway (by the Cocoa Beach community pool).
Saturday night will be a cook-out / Luau, which will be held at the Cocoa Beach Country Club Pavilion, from 6:30 – 10p.m. The Luau will feature food, complimentary soft drinks and live surf music by The Aquanauts band. Cost for the meal ticket will be $5.00. Alcoholic beverages will be permitted (BYOB – no glass), but those wishing to partake are requested to bear in mind that there will be families and minors attending.
The weekend will conclude in true surfing fashion with an informal Sunday Morning Surf Session. The exact location will be announced beforehand but all women are encouraged to attend. As the organizers put it, ” In this casual atmosphere you might find yourself sharing the waves with women ranging from legendary heroes to stoked little grom-ettes, from just a few streets away, to the far reaches of the state, …and beyond. “