Treasure Coast Tourism Showcase

This looks like a fun and worthwhile local event. Thank you to St. Lucie, Indian River & Martin Counties for pulling this together. Below are the details.

Play tourist in your town at the Treasure Coast Tourism Showcase! 

Join us for the Treasure Coast Tourism Showcase on Saturday, May 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Havert L. Fenn Center located at 2000 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce.

This is the first-ever “Treasure Coast” Tourism Showcase as St. Lucie, Indian River & Martin County team together to present all of the unique things to do and see in the area such as hotels, restaurants, tour guides, attractions and more! Door prizes and a staycation packages will be given away to lucky winners! The event is FREE and perfect for families, so come find out more about the things you can do right in your own backyard.

This year, some exhibitors include Lady Chris Deep Sea Fishing, Treasure Coast Seaplanes, Captain Hiram’s Resort, The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, The Lyric Theatre, The Sunrise Theatre, Perfect Drive Vacation Rentals, The Residence Inn in Port St. Lucie, Walking Tree Brewery, Heathcote Botanical Gardens, and so much more!

Enjoy special entertainment and presentations from Treasure Coast Newspaper Outdoors Writer, Ed Killer, art in motion by the Florida Highwaymen and legendary treasure hunter, John Brandon of 1715 Fleet Queens Jewels.

Last post of the year - Happy New Year 2016

As my first complete year living in Vero Beach, Florida comes to an end, I thought I'd take a minute to reflect on 2015.

A friend of mine posted on Facebook today that her new years resolution was to quit posting about how great it is where she lives. (She lives Here in Vero Beach). That got me thinking and I need to do just the opposite.

For the past year I've done nothing but miss the weather, my friends and all that is California to me. As much as I miss California (Did I mention that?), I'm very lucky to live where I do. I'm close to the beach, have a great job and am finally starting to develop some relationships. I'm going to do all I can to post more images of the beauty, community, and what makes Vero Beach, The Treasure Coast and Florida a great place.

Below is a little something I read that really hit home and thought I'd share. I am truly so grateful and lucky to be where I'm at in my life. Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

As the year comes to a close. I take time for reflection. The new year is traditionally a time to release old thoughts and beliefs, launch new projects, and change old patterns.

I ask myself: What troubles from the past am I ready to release? What hurts am I ready to forgive? What experiences and relationships do I want to manifest in the new year?

I become still and turn within, opening my heart and mind to answers from the spirit of God within me. I prayerfully consider which steps are mine to take and remember to be patient with myself as I bravely try something new. Change happens one step at at time.

I am guided to an amazing new year.

Happy New Year 2016 - Logan, Julia and Scott

Atlantic Surfing Championships 2015 - Sebastian, Florida

Hi all,

Dropped in at the Atlantic Surfing Championships this weekend at the Sebastian Inlet. The contest is in it's fourth year, my second in attendance. Wish I had the entire weekend to check it out, but there's always next year. None the less, I had an awesome time.

Thanks to the Atlantic Surfing Federation and Sun Bum for their hospitality. See you in the coming months. :)

Final results - Atlantic Surfing Championships 2015

Boys and Girls U-10

  1. Kepa Mendia
  2. Sterling Makiah
  3. Morgan Weaver
  4. Tanner Coibitt

U-12 Boys

  1. William Hedleston
  2. Robbie Goodwin
  3. Ryan Huckabee
  4. Sterling Makiah

U-14 Boys

  1. Ryan Huckabee
  2. Robbie Goodwin
  3. William Heddleston
  4. Christian Daniels

U-16 Boys

  1. Chase Elmore
  2. Chase Modelski
  3. Blake Speir
  4. Christian Money

U-18 Boys

  1. Chauncey Robinson
  2. Blake Speir
  3. Chase Modelski
  4. Noah Dovin

U-12 Girls

  1. Zoe Benedetto
  2. Sydney Corbitt
  3. Alaine Heater
  4. Bree Labiak

U-14 Girls

  1. Racheal Presti
  2. Hannah Blevins
  3. Coral Schuster
  4. Isabella Perlmutter

U-16 Girls

  1. Racheal Presti
  2. Storm Portman
  3. Hannah Blevins
  4. Nicole Fulford

U-18 Girls

  1. Emory Mclary
  2. Storm Portman
  3. Racheal Presti
  4. Avery Aydelotte


  1. Brandon DeFilipo
  2. Wiley Robinson
  3. Andrew Slaughter
  4. Mike Wovel

Masters Men

  1. Travis Asay
  2. Mike Rosa
  3. Bobby Neeb
  4. Mike Young

Sr. Men

  1. Randy Nolan
  2. Brad Bailey
  3. Brian Simpson
  4. David Roll


  1. Scott Bailey
  2. Wilton Jordan
  3. Thomas Cook


  1. Salome Aberser
  2. Vivian Jordan
  3. Stacey Coon
  4. Terry Green


  1. Lauren Mclean
  2. Terry Green
  3. Vivian Jordan

Boys U-14 Longboard

  1. Kenny Saundry
  2. Gavin Silver
  3. Tristen Finley
  4. Stryder Spencer

Men’s Longboard

  1. Adam Dills
  2. Tony Dillard
  3. Kristan Floyd

Senior Longboard

  1. Brad Bailey
  2. Thomas Cook
  3. Wilton Jordan
  4. Chad Mullins

Women’s Longboard

  1. Leldon McClary
  2. Sieren Williams

Girls Longboard

  1. Emory McClary
  2. Bree Labiak
  3. Isabella Perlmetter
  4. Camden Hoover

East Coast Legends

  1. David Speir
  2. Paul Reinecke
  3. Todd Holland
  4. Barry Pasonski

Open Men

  1. Chauncey Robinson
  2. Chase Elmore
  3. Blake Elmore
  4. Mike Rosa

Full Atlantic Surfing Federation Florida Schedule -

  • November 21 & 22 (Melbourne Beach)
  • December 5 & 6 (Satellite Beach)
  • December 19 &20 (Jensen Beach)
  • January 9 & 10 (Jupiter)
  • January 23 & 24 (Ft. Pierce)
  • February 6 & 7 (Sebastian Inlet)
  • February 20 & 21 (St. Augustine)
  • March 5 & 6 (Jacksonville)
  • April 16 & 17 (Cocoa Beach)
  • May 7 & 8 (Flagler Beach)

Regular Joe Surf Festival - Sebastian, Florida

The Regular Joe Surf Festival kicked off today at the Sebastian Inlet, North Jetty. I went early to catch the sunrise, warm ups and several heats. The event continues through the weekend. Make sure to check it out.

The Regular Joe Surf Festival is two days of surf at the premier break in Sebastian, Florida, a surf stomp and lots of aloha! To support Surfrider Foundation - Sebastian Inlet Chapter efforts to preserve and protect our beach!

Visit for full details and to register!!!

Throw-Down at Mulligan's Beach House - Vero Beach, Florida

Checked out the skim-boarding competition at Mulligan's Beach House in Vero Beach, Florida yesterday. The event was hosted by Shore lb. [shore pound - def: surfer slang used to describe how waves crash directly on the beach] out of Ft. Pierce, Florida. What a terrific event.

The Winners of the Shore Lb. Throw-Down are:

I Suck Division - 

  1. Collin Gonzallez

  2. ET Berugrand

  3. Ethan Grumpel

  4. Landon Farrow

I'm Good Division

  1. Cody Pittman

  2. Gage Christiansen

  3. Corey Kiltz

  4. Jonathan Capen

I'm Better Division - 

  1. Nick Turdo

  2. Tyler Ferris

  3. David O.

  4. Collin Heffelfinger

Turning Pro Tomorrow -

  1. Michael Bishop

  2. Rodrigo Haberfeld

  3. Brian Strauss

  4. Jack Bourbeau

Pro Division - 

  1. Eddie Dixon

  2. Willy Cunard

  3. Troy Rhoten

  4. ET Baker

Next up is the Atlantic Surfing Championships - October 8-11 (Sebastian Inlet State Park, Sebastian, Florida)

Below is the full Florida - Atlantic Surfing Federation schedule:

  • October 3 (Stuart)

  • November 7 (Jacksonville)

  • December 5 (Melbourne Beach)

  • January 9 (Jupiter)

  • January 23 (Satellite Beach)

  • February 6 (Sebastian Inlet)

  • March 5 (Ft. Pierce)

  • April 2 (Cocoa Beach)

  • May 7 (Flagler/St. Augustine)