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March – November 2013

Mar 14 Thu
Job Fair @ Alonzo "Babe" James Community Center
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Businesses may make the most of their time by participating in the second annual New Smyrna Beach Job Fair from 10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 14, at the Alonzo “Babe” James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Participating businesses will have the opportunity to survey a large number of job applicants quickly and inexpensively during the event. They also will be able to network with other employers and cross-promote their business. Space is first come, first served. Advanced registration is required. The cost is $20 per table. Checks and envelopes should be made out to NSB Job Fair and mailed to New Smyrna Beach CRA Office, 210 Sams Avenue.

Mar 22 Fri
NSB Surf Film Festival @ Coronado Civic Center
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

nsb surf film fest

6 PM Opening Video

6:30 PM Film maker Mike Clancy, followed by his film “Costa Rica Calling”

7:45 PM Intermission

8 PM Film maker Kem McNair’s Video

8:15 PM John Lynch, maker of “Abroad,” followed by the film

9 PM Film maker Pat Farley video interview followed by “Cowells”


Ticket sales begin at 5:30 PM

Mar 23 Sat
NSB Surf Film Fest @ Coronado Civic Center
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

nsb surf film fest6 PM Opening Video

6:45 PM Film “Lost and Found” by Doug Walker

7:45 PM Intermission

8 PM Film “Leave  A Message” by Jason Kenworth and Aaron Lieber

8:30 PM Film “Chasing the Swell” by Sachi Cunningham

9:00 PM Film “Manufacturing Stoke” by Petra Kavanagh and Geoffrey Smart


Ticket sales begin at 5:30 PM

Mar 24 Sun
NSB Surf Film Fest @ Coronado Civic Center
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

nsb surf film fest3 PM Opening Video

3:30 PM Film “Minds in the Water” by Justin Krunb

4:40 PM Intermission

4:55 PM Mike Clancy Video

5:15 PM Mavericks Footage

5:45 PM Film “Sin Qua Non Greg Long” by Richard Yelland

6:10 PM Film “Fathoms Left to Fall” by Northcore

6:15 PM Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation

6:30 PM Introduction of Kem McNair

7 PM Film Premiere of “No Hodads Allowed” by Kem McNair


Ticket sales begin at 2:30 PM

Apr 6 Sat
Mary Cuchetti Concert in the Park @ Christmas Park
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

1364159595_2Music lovers may enjoy a free concert by Vocalist/Keyboardist Mary Cuchetti from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, April 6, in the Canal Street Historic District’s Christmas Park. The park is on the corner of Live Oak and Canal streets in New Smyrna Beach. Bring a lawn chair.


Apr 18 Thu
Business After Hours @ Hampton Inn
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Business After Hours allows business men and women to connect and network.  Chamber of Commerce members and non-members are welcome.  Please RSVP.

Jun 22 Sat
Surfari Club Amateur Surf Competition @ Flagler Ave.
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

surf competitionCatch a wave at this always-radical family-friendly amateur surfing event on the beach at the Flagler Avenue beach approach. The spirit of this safe event is fun and beginners are welcome. If the waves do not allow for a successful competition, it is moved to the inlet area in North Beach. Come meet some of your favorite pro surfers, get free surfing lessons and meet new friends while taking in the festive surroundings.

Aug 3 Sat
Surfers for Austism @ Ponce Inlet Jetty
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
surfers for autismAt an SFA event, 200 children and young adults with autism and related special abilities spend the day being pushed into waves by expert instructors.
The result is always the same: complete and total transformation in a moment. Transformative moments are not the exclusive province of the surfers, as parents also undergo a shift in thinking.
Goals and milestones once missed or forgotten suddenly come into sharp focus.

Mission Statement

The Surfers For Autism mission is to unlock the potential of people with developmental delays, support advocacy for autism issues and scientific research. Our focus is to eliminate stigma through public awareness and education and to unite communities through volunteerism.


It was December of 2007 when a simple idea was presented to a small group of South Florida surfers by a member whose life and family have been touched by autism. The concept of introducing children on the autism spectrum to surfing took hold and the group began planning for the inaugural Deerfield Beach event.

Fundraising efforts help us fulfill our mission of bringing these life-changing events to as many communities as possible and to help fund autism research, awareness and advocacy. Fundraising would be conducted by soliciting local businesses to donate product and services for a raffle and through the sale of event specific T-shirts.

On April 5, 2008, the inaugural Surfers For Autism event was held on the north side of the Deerfield Beach Pier where 40 surfers with autism hit the water and over $10,000 was raised to benefit autism associated charities. The organization has since hosted events in several locations on Florida’s East Coast, and single events have registered as many as 200 surfers and raised close to $20,000.

At a SFA event, our surfers are provided a safe environment where two to four highly skilled and trained surf instructors carefully guide them into waves. Our surfers and their families are treated like rock stars and enjoy a day filled with a range of activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, face-painting, games, bounce houses, fire engine tours and much more. A catered lunch is also provided, all at no cost. This is a very special day where children with ASD interact with typical peers and wow families with their capabilities. These events are examples of inclusion at the highest level.

Aug 8 Thu
Business After Hours @ Ramunto's Brick Oven Pizza
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

sev chamberBusiness After Hours allows business men and women to connect and network.  Chamber of Commerce members and non-members are welcome.  Please RSVP.

Aug 24 Sat
Gnarly Charley’s Grom Series @ Crawford Road Beach Access
9:00 AM

gnarly charley logoGnarly Charley’s GROM Surf Series grooms groms for surfing competition and life. Charley teaches groms all the dos and don’ts and how to succeed in advancing to the next heat in a contest.

We also focus on helping groms to understand that it is important to be surfing for the fun as well as good sportsmanship.

“A good loser is a great winner!”

*Championship contests are $35

Oct 22 Tue
Marketing Matters Business Workshop @ Alonzo "Babe" James Community Center
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

handshakeEntrepreneurs looking to start a new business or achieve sales goals through marketing are encouraged to attend free workshops.

The workshop, titled “Marketing Matters,” will help business owners to understand their products or services, customers, prospects and competitors.

Ned Harper, Daytona State College Small Business Development Center director, will facilitate.

This workshop is sponsored by the City of New Smyrna Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), the City of New Smyrna Beach and he Small Business Development Center of Daytona State College.

Space is limited. Advanced registration is suggested. 


Oct 26 Sat
Spooktacular Surfari Surf & SUP Contests @ Flagler Avenue Beach Approach
8:00 AM

surfari spooktacularCatch a wave at this always-radical family-friendly amateur surfing event on the beach at the Flagler Avenue beach approach. The spirit of this safe event is fun and beginners are welcome. 

This event features a costume division. It’s free to enter as long as you’re in costume. Winners are judged on their costumes and have to ride at least one wave during the heat. Winners receive $100. and generate plenty of laughs.

Entry fees are $25 for one division and $10 for each additional division entered. All competitors get a free contest t-shirt and top finishers receive hand made wooden trophies.




Nov 15 Fri
Florida Surf Film Festival @ Atlantic Center for the Arts
Nov 15 – Saturday all-day

florida surf film festivalFlorida Surf Film Festival (FSFF) is proud to announce the official selections for the feature film and short film categories for its first annual festival at Atlantic Center for the Arts.





Good Morning Miyazaki – Matt Wescott
Almost Cut My Hair – Ryan Lovelace
Waverider – Karl Lear
Slow Dance – Quiksilver/Marine Layer Productions
SUP Pirates – Dave Boehne
Secret Sound Underground – Jack Coleman
The Heart and the Sea – Nathan Oldfield
Hollywood Don’t Surf – Sam George

Surfing Maroc – Eelke Dekker
Diamond Light in My Eyes – Phillip Mansfield
Anything Sing – Victor Pakpour/What Youth
The Present Moment – Will Suto
Handcrafted: Thomas Bexon – Mick Soiza
Compassing – Cyrus Sutton
Home Is Where the Surf Is – Branden Aroyan
Black Sapphire Sea – Andy Miller
Step n Soul – Toma Jablon
Groundswell – Chris Malloy
Shakas for your Chakras – Drew Miller
Abyss – Jay Grant/Billabong
Done – Blake Kueny
Russia – Chris Burkard

Florida Surf Film Festival’s screening panel, comprised of five individuals with journalistic, cultural, and/or experiential factor(s) will determine recognition for the following awards:

• Best Picture – Feature
• Best Cinematography – Feature
• Best Soundtrack – Feature
• Best Short Film
• Viewers’ Choice Award

Screening panelists include Jamie Brisick, Matt Kechele, Richie Fitzgerald, Allison Arteaga, and Bryan Forand.
The 2013 program focuses on presenting new work by independent filmmakers and exploring the interplay between documentary films, surfing, our culture, and music.  The program announced today includes eight feature films and fourteen short films.  Filmmakers from all over the world submitted over 120 films from which the FSFF made their official selections.  The program includes films documenting surfing from far eastern Russia, Australia, Morocco, Italy, and many more locations.
Cigar City Brewing and Green Room Brewing will serve as the festival’s official beer sponsors, presenting in the Pugh Sculpture Studio and the Mark and Margery Pabst Visitors Center and Gallery.
Clancy’s Cantina and Café Verde will serve as the festival’s official food sponsor, presented in the Whatmore Commons during the festival, as well as hosting a dinner for filmmakers and patrons on Thursday, November 14, 2013, with Irish Big Wave Surfer, Richie Fitzgerald as host.
Kulcha Shok Music will serve as the festival’s official music sponsor and will provide entertainment at Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Other sponsors so far include Spy Eyewear, Creatures of Leisure, Nixon, Total Vision, Brian Layman Financial Services, Surfrider Foundation (Volusia Flagler Chapter), Drink Chia, Red Dog Surf Shop, Strong Boalt, and Kembali.  A silent auction featuring our sponsors’ products will be held in the Everbach Painting Studio.
The Florida Surf Film Festival’s mission is to invigorate Florida surf culture through film appreciation and artistic expression by exhibiting contemporary films from filmmakers far and wide.
No Hodads Allowed, a film by Kem McNair, will be featured in the Pugh Sculpture Studio as part of our local history focus on surf culture and personalities in New Smyrna Beach, FL.


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