Cast for Kids 2010: SUP Fishing Contest




Sponsors, Participants, Spectators: Thank you all for your support of the 1st Annual ARK Boards & Board Sports Productions, Cast for Kids - Stand Up Paddle Board Fishing Tournament!

The event was a huge success in bringing this "first of its kind" fishing tournament to the East Coast and there was no better place to kick it off than to have it in Pompano Beach; a city named after the Florida Pompano, a fish found in the waters right off our coast!

The morning started very early, 6:00am, with open registration, complimentary coffee, and one of the most beautiful mornings I've witnessed in South Florida; clam winds, flat sea, and a gorgeous early morning moon with distant clouds glowing of red amber! Most SUP Fisherman showed up bright and early preparing their boards and tackle for the long morning on the open ocean. We had a final total of 18 Stand Up Paddle Board Fisherman; the last registrant signing up and starting after 9:30am!

There was constant monitoring of the 18 SUP Fishermen all through out the morning, provided by four support boats, Captained by: Jim Higgins, Tom Ralph, Jeff Keine, and John Potts. Wave Blast Water Sports donated the use of a very nice wave runner, which was piloted by both Rachel Bryon and Nick Freeman. THANK YOU to all our volunteers for your generosity, professionalism, and dedication.

By mid morning we had word that Roray Kam had caught the first King Mackerel, followed by an update that Jake Portwood, Chris Stephan, and many more, had catches and that Chris Stephan King Mackerel was in the running with Roray's catch!; the morning was full of anticipation as we were all anxious to know who had caught the biggest fish, and the most fish, in both divisions!


Biggest Fish Winners:
Individual: Roray Kam 10.9 lbs King Mackerel
Team: John Hartsock / Mike Hanstein 15.5 lbs Bonita

Most Fish Caught Team Division:
1st Team Lava: Guy DeJohn / Eric Carter
2nd Team Stihl Tight: John Hartsock / Mike Hanstein
3rd Team Board Fish: Chris Stephan / Lou Rodas

Most Fish Caught Individual Division:
1st Jake Portwood
2nd Roray Kam
3rd Dario Tani

Overall Total Weight Winners:
Individual - Jake Portwood 11.11 lbs
Team - Stihl Tight: John Hartsock / Mike Hanstein 34lbs

Winners took home plaques, handmade fishing rods, apparel, fishing magazines, sunblock, lip balm, hats, and great memories and the bragging rights of over achieving in the first of its kind event on the East Coast!

The Tournament was followed by a great time at the outdoor Tiki Bar and Patio of the Ocean Point Beach Resort! Where everyone had a chance to catch-up with the participants, enjoy BBQ food prepared fresh by US SteakHouse, buy Raffle tickets, and for all who were 21yrs and older, drank complementary draft beer and great rum specials from Happy Rum!

The DJ, Eugene Reidy, queued some good vibes right up to the time of our raffle where some very fortunate ticket buyers walked away with the following items:


-14ft ARK Nautilus Board Package (board, pad, carbon paddle)
-BoardFisher.com Stand up Paddle Board Fishing System
-$200.00 Custom Fishing Rod Voucher by Chaos Serious Fishing Equipment
-Miami Sea Aquarium, Swim with the Dolphins
-$50.00 Gift Certificate to Class Act Tattoo
-$60.00 Gift Certificate to Ola Feroz Swim Wear
-$25.00 Gift Certificate to Nomad Surf Shop
-2 $75.00 Gift Certificates for Two Tank SCUBA Dives aboard iDive SCUBA Dive Charters
-3 Gift Certificates for Two Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals from Island Water Sports
-2 $25.00 Gift Certificates to US SteakHouse
-1 Night Stay in the Penthouse @ Ocean Point Beach Resort
-1 Weekend Retreat for two in a Ocean View Room @ Ocean Point Beach Resort
-1 ARK Carbon Fiber Paddle
-1 case of DNA Energy Drink
-1 SUP Fishing Rod Holder Mount
And we raffled away 6 apparel bags stuffed with goods from; Island Water Sports, Surf World, Nomad Surf Shop, Reef Safe Sun Care and Liquid Surf & Sail.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support this tournament with your generosity, good stoke, and awesome energy...... it is because of this passion, that brings some much joy and happiness into our lives, that we are not only able to share it amongst new and old friends, but drives us to give back to the community and the most fragile of children! Please continue to support not only our sponsors, but also our beneficiary - Broward Children's Center (www.bcckids.org)    

View photos of the Tournament here: http://arkboards.com/photos/fun/cast-for-kids-stand-up-paddleboard-fishing-tournament

Please visit our sponsors and think of them 1st when making a purchasing decision; they deserve it!


ARK Boards www.arkboards.com
Chaos Serious Fishing Equipment www.chaosfishing.com
Ocean Point Beach Resort www.oceanpointbeachresort.us
US SteakHouse www.ussteakhouse.com
Chris Beeman - Shrimp Creole www.shrimpcreole.com
Island Water Sports www.islandwatersports.com
Surf World www.surfworld.us
Nomad Surf & Sport www.nomadsurfsport.com
iDive SCUBA Charters www.idivestarfish.com
Wave Blast Water Sports www.jetskiandparasail.com
BoardFisher www.boardfisher.com
Reef Safe Sun Care www.reefsafesuncare.com
Liquid Surf & Sail www.liquidsurfandsail.com
Class Act Tattoo www.classacttattoo.com
Ola Feroz Swimwear www.olaferoz.com
Miami Sea Aquarium www.miamiseaaquarium.com
Lowes www.lowes.com
Palm Beach Generators www.palmbeachgenerator.com

Be on the look out for details of our next tournament in Sept/Oct where we will be putting on another SUP Fishing Tournament on the Intracoastal Waters of Jupiter!

Board Sports Productions

Last modified onMonday, 01 November 2010 15:00

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