Black Tie and Baggies

Black Tie and Baggies poster lowres

Get out your snazziest formal wear and give it some surfing style! Black Tie and Baggies is finally here! Its First Coast Surfrider’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and its name is also the dress code: formal wear (black tie) mixed with surf wear (baggies). For some examples of what folks wear check out this gallery. There’s going to be food, music, raffles, auctions, a best-dressed contest, drink specials, and more! For more info and to let us know you’re coming, check out the Facebook Event.

Here’s the details:
Saturday, April 30 · 6:00pm – 10:00pm
@ The Atlantic (333 1st Street N, Jacksonville Beach, FL)
Live music by B-Liminal
Catering by Paco’s Mexican Grill
$10 at the door. Ages 18+
Items for raffle and silent auction. Items include:
A Channel Islands longboard, courtesy of The Surf Station
A Sector 9 longboard skateboard, courtesy of Sunrise Surf Shop
A Weber Smoky Mountain Cooker Smoker, courtesy of the Home Depot
Jax Axemen season tickets
Weekly passes to THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass
Passes to the Jacksonville Film Festival
A MOCA family membership
An Adirondack chair gift basket from Plaudits
A backpack and a six-pack from Burro Bags, some T’s from 20 Dollar Soda, a Bold Bean Coffee gift basket, gift certificates to several places including Sun Deli and Picasso Day Spa.
Original artwork by Damon Williams, Ryan Ketterman, and Brian Hornung of jaxbeachgallery, Adam Heindel, and Greg Heindel.
and more!

 

Please join us to support your oceans, beaches, and waves for what promises to be a great night.

@Black Tie and Baggies: Greg Heindel Art

@Black Tie and Baggies gala: “Cheeseburger in Paradise” by Greg Heindel. This great piece of art is a 24×18″ oil on canvas painting, wrapped in a handmade coquina shell frame and covered in clear lacquer.

cheeseburger in paradise

This piece will be available for silent auction at the Black Tie and Baggies gala: April 30th, 6-10pm @ The Atlantic in Jax Beach. Black Tie and Baggies is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and its name is also the dress code: formal wear (black tie) mixed with surf wear (baggies). For some examples of what folks wear check out this gallery. There’s going to be food, music, raffles, auctions, a best-dressed contest, drink specials, and more! Let us know you’re coming at the Facebook Event.

@Black Tie and Baggies: Channel Islands longboard

Surf StationCheck out this awesome Channel Islands longboard that will be available @Black Tie and Baggies, courtesy of The Surf Station in St. Augustine. It’s a 9’2″ “Strange” model, and it is sweet. If you don’t win this one at the event, stop by The Surf Station and check out their other wares. You can also catch them on Facebook here.

Channel Islands longboard

This board will be available for raffle at the Black Tie and Baggies gala: April 30th, 6-10pm @ The Atlantic in Jax Beach. Black Tie and Baggies is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and its name is also the dress code: formal wear (black tie) mixed with surf wear (baggies). For some examples of what folks wear check out this gallery. There’s going to be food, music, raffles, auctions, a best-dressed contest, drink specials, and more! Let us know you’re coming at the Facebook Event.

@Black Tie and Baggies: T-shirts from 20 Dollar Soda

Here’s a few more items available @Black Tie and Baggies. Check out these keen shirts from our friends at 20 Dollar Soda. They’re a Florida t-shirt company that makes “the most awesome anything anywhere” that’s “rated #1 by the tooth fairy.”

The guys Original 20 Dollar Soda Shirt. This one is Perfect for anyone who wears clothes. Soda and human not included.

classic guys tee

This girls Soda Gold shirt is Guaranteed to increase your Soda action 100%. We totally don’t know what that means, but it sounds beneficial.

gold soda girls

See their website for more tees and what is maybe the most inspired “About Us” section to grace the internet.

These shirts will be available for raffle at the Black Tie and Baggies gala: April 30th, 6-10pm @ The Atlantic in Jax Beach. Black Tie and Baggies is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and its name is also the dress code: formal wear (black tie) mixed with surf wear (baggies). For some examples of what folks wear check out this gallery. There’s going to be food, music, raffles, auctions, a best-dressed contest, drink specials, and more! Let us know you’re coming at the Facebook Event.

@Black Tie and Baggie: Bold Bean gift basket

bold bean coffee

The next entry in our @Black Tie and Baggies series is a coffee gift basket from our new best friends at Bold Bean Coffee. They recently re-branded their Beachwalk Blend to benefit the First Coast Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. If you have already tried their organic, small-batch roasted coffee sourced from small-scale family farmers, then you know how delicious great coffee can be. If you haven’t, give them a try (see where you can pick up their beans here). You can also find them at the Riverside Arts Market each Saturday and Downtown Art Walk on the first Wednesday of every month. Not only do they make a great product, they do so in a socially responsible way while also supporting their local community.

This gift basket will be available for raffle at the Black Tie and Baggies gala: April 30th, 6-10pm @ The Atlantic in Jax Beach. Black Tie and Baggies is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and its name is also the dress code: formal wear (black tie) mixed with surf wear (baggies). For some examples of what folks wear check out this gallery. There’s going to be food, music, raffles, auctions, a best-dressed contest, drink specials, and more! Let us know you’re coming at the Facebook Event.

@Black Tie and Baggies: Adirondack chair gift basket from Plaudits

adirondack basketThe next entry in our @Black Tie and Baggies series is this sweet Adirondack Chair gift basket from Plaudits!. Here is what their website has to say about it:

By the Sea, By the Shore, How could you ask for more?  Sit back, relax and enjoy everything you need for a Fun Sun day.  You will be looking “HOT” but staying cool.  Adirondack chair filled with ice bucket, pool float, beach ball, plastic glasses, plates, silverware, napkins, pitchers, platters, snacks.

This gift basket will be available for raffle at the Black Tie and Baggies gala: April 30th, 6-10pm @ The Atlantic in Jax Beach. Check other great gift baskets, corporate gifts, and promotional items on the Plaudits! website. You can also find them on Facebook.

plaudits

Black Tie and Baggies is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and its name is also the dress code: formal wear (black tie) mixed with surf wear (baggies). For some examples of what folks wear check out this gallery. There’s going to be food, music, raffles, auctions, a best-dressed contest, drink specials, and more! Let us know you’re coming at the Facebook Event.

@Black Tie and Baggies: Ketterman pier shot

The second entry in our @Black Tie and Baggies series of posts is this amazing shot of moonrise at the Jacksonville Beach Pier by Ryan Ketterman. A print of this image will be available in the silent auction at the Black Tie and Baggies gala: April 30th, 6-10pm @ The Atlantic in Jax Beach. You can check out Ryan’s other work at kettermanphotography.com, or on Facebook at Ketterman Photography or jaxbeachgallery. Also, through April 9, you can also check his exhibition titled Structures in Reality: Art & Life Contained at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach.

Black Tie and Baggies is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and its name is also the dress code: formal wear (black tie) mixed with surf wear (baggies). For some examples of what folks wear check out this gallery. There’s going to be food, music, raffles, auctions, a best-dressed contest, drink specials, and more! We’ll have a flyer for the event posted soon.

@Black Tie and Baggies: Jax Axemen prize pack

Welcome to a series of posts (@Black Tie and Baggies) where we will be giving you a sneak peek of the items that will be available in raffles and auctions at our Black Tie and Baggies gala: April 30th, 6-10pm @ The Atlantic in Jax Beach. Black Tie and Baggies is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and its name is also the dress code: formal wear (black tie) mixed with surf wear (baggies). For some examples of what folks wear check out this gallery. There’s going to be food, music, raffles, auctions, a best-dressed contest, drink specials, and more! We’ll have a flyer for the event posted soon. Until then, feast your eyes on some of the things you could go home with.

Jacksonville Axemen

First up is a prize pack from the Jacksonville Axemen. The prize pack includes two Season tickets in the Chop Zone Seating Area (this is the halfway line seats closest to the field that have in-seat concessions service) plus two Axemen T-Shirts.

The Axemen were National Champions last season. Now, they’re out to win the inaugural season of the USA Rugby League.

Art Auction – Awesome

Thanks to everybody that came out to the 5th Annual First Coast Surfrider Art Auction! We hope you had a great time and maybe were even lucky enough to snag some of the sweet art.

A big THANK YOU (get it?) to our artists that donated their time and hard work:

Danny Barley

Keith Branton

Gin Brinkley

Paul E. Gregg III

Paul Hayden

David Lee

Dylan Murphy

Damon Williams

to the night’s musicians:

Matt Still

Mystic Dino

and to Jedediah Waldo for taking pics all night. We should have some of them up here soon for your viewing pleasure.

Lastly, thanks to our gracious and super-supportive host (and maker of a seriously awesome lobster taco) Paco’s.

Art Auction in a week!

We’re holding a Silent Auction at Paco’s Mexican Grill in Jacksonville Beach. Come on out to check out works from some great local artists and support the First Coast Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.

When: Saturday, November 6 @ 7:00pm

Bidding will close at 9:30pm and we’ll announce the winners at 10pm. You do not have to be there when the winners are announced if you are the highest bidder, we’ll find you.

Where: Paco’s Mexican Grill (333 1st St North, Jacksonville Beach, FL)

Featuring works by:
Damon Williams
Danny Barley
David Lee

Paul Hayden
Dylan Murphy
Gin Brinkley
and more!

Book signing by Paul Hayden

Check out this event on Facebook!

Proceeds to benefit the First Coast Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation

Art Auction

We’re holding a Silent Auction at Paco’s Mexican Grill in Jacksonville Beach. Come on out to check out works from some great local artists and support the First Coast Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.

The details:

When: Saturday, November 6 @ 7:00pm

Bidding will close at 9:30pm and we’ll announce the winners at 10pm. You do not have to be there when the winners are announced if you are the highest bidder, we’ll find you.

Where: Paco’s Mexican Grill (333 1st St North, Jacksonville Beach, FL)

live music
drink specials
good people
great art

Featuring works by:
Damon Williams
Danny Barley
David Lee

Paul Hayden
Kelley Poling
and more!

Also, Paul Hayden will be there selling and signing his books:
Chicken of the Sea
chicken of the sea
Byron the Lonely Christmas Tree
byron the lonely christmas tree

The awesomeness of Paco’s. Check them out on Facebook.

Check out this event on Facebook!

Proceeds to benefit the First Coast Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.
So come on out and hang out with some good people and support a good cause: our beaches, waves, and ocean. We’ll be hanging out after the auction too, so there’s no need to hit the road at 10.

October Meeting Agenda

Don’t forget to come to one of our meetings this month (more info here):

Jacksonville Beach: October 12, 7pm @ The Wine Bar

Saint Augustine: October 19, 7pm @ Mojo’s Tacos

Here’s what we’ll be talking about:

  • The latest events and news is available on the First Coast Surfrider web site. You can get to it at surfriderfirstcoast.org
  • We are still looking to do a Meet and Greet sometime before the end of the year. Anyone interested in volunteering for that, please contact us. We are still looking for volunteers.
  • Next beach cleanup will be this Saturday, October 16th in south Jax at 16th Ave South at 9am. Next cleanup in St Aug will be on November 20th. Next meeting in St Augustine will be October 19th.

  • We still need people interested in being on the Executive committee to contact us. Elections will be in December.

At this time we have the following people interested in being on the EC –

o   Morgan Southwell

o   Donald Ster

o   Amanda Stout

o   Patrick Snyder

This is your chance to ask these folks their plans and goals for the next two years. I’ve heard that some members have said that we don’t do anything, this is your chance to ask where they plan to lead the Chapter and how you might want to volunteer your time.

We still need several more volunteers. Serving on the EC requires that you are a member in good standing (dues current) and that you are willing to put the time into running the chapter.

  • Art Auction will November 6th at Paco’s Mexican Grill in Jax Beach – 7 to 10 PM. Bidding will close at 9:30pm so we can announce the winners and do the book keeping. You do not have to be there when the winners are announced if you are the highest bidder.

  • Pollution in the St John’s River – how involved do we want to be.  We are writing to Georgia Pacific, the DEP and the St John’s Riverkeeper with our support, but if we want to more strongly support the effort, we need volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please contact someone in the EC. We are still waiting to hear from anyone.

  • A member brought up the idea of Surfrider doing some advertising for membership. I happen to think that this is a pretty good idea and may be a great project for a college student in marketing or advertising. IF you know someone that is interested, please contact someone in the EC.

  • …and as usual anything you’d like to discuss.

Thanks, see you there.

Ed Cronin

Chairman, First Coast Chapter

Surfrider Foundation

SOS Classic Re-cap

The 12th Annual Sisters of the Sea Surf Classic was held on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at the south side of the Jax Beach Pier.  It had a great turnout  with over 100 girls competing in the event.  The weather was beautiful and the waves were in the thigh to waist high range.  The event raised about $3000 for ‘Bosom Buddies’ at the Women’s Center of Jacksonville.  Bosom Buddies is a organization that provides support groups for women and families affected by breast cancer as well as education for women at high risk.

The 3rd Annual Surfrider / Sisters of the Sea End of Summer Party was held later in the evening at Paco’s Mexican Grill in Jax Beach.  Over 150 people came out to support beaches and boobs.  B-Liminal rocked the house with their island style music.  A small profit was made from the event and was split between the two organizations.

Sisters of the Sea & Surfrider End of Summer Bash

THE official after-party of the SOS Surf Classic.

10 bucks to participate in the all you can eat feeding frenzy @ 6pm ($5 if you were in the SOS contest)! Featuring returning artist B-Liminal, and (new this year) the long time God Fathers of Reggae, De Lions of Jah. Seriously, you don’t want to miss this. Proceeds benefit Sisters of the Sea and Surfrider Foundation, First Coast Chapter.

When: Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 6:00pm til whenever

Where: Paco’s Mexican Grill -  (333 1st St North – Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-6945)

Check out the SOS website for more info on the event, and don’t forget to let us know you’re coming on the Facebook Event page.

summer bash