This Weekend in Pompano Beach: 2019 Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]FUN THINGS TO DO IN POMPANO BEACH: This offshore kayak fishing tournament in Pompano Beach is fun for both anglers and land-fans. For the kayak anglers, there are huge cash payouts and prizes for top tournament winners. First prize purse is $5,000. For land-dwellers, there is live music, food vendors, a cross fit competition, SUP and kayak demos and games. A SUP race and kick-off party will also take place.
The kick off party will take place at Bru’s Room in Pompano Beach (235 S. Federal Highway) tomorrow night,June 20. The celebration will feature free finger food, music and a huge raffle to benefit the Broward Children’s Center. EKFT tee-shirts will be for sale, and tournament organizers will go over all the important tournament rules. Participating anglers will fill out their registration forms, and receive wristbands and goody bags. Anglers must attend the kick off party to receive a goody bag. If an angler can’t make it to the kick off party, they will be required to fill out registration forms and receive their wrist bands the morning of the tournament.
When: The first leg of the tournament will take place this Saturday, June 22. Anglers launch from the beach between 6 and 7am and return by 2pm sharp for fish weigh-in. Land festivities run from 9am to 3pm, with music starting around 10am. Awards for the D-Fit Competition will take place around 1pm, while awards for the SUP competition will be given around 1:30pm. Event ends at 3pm. The second leg of the competition will take place Aug. 10.
Where: The Pompano Beach event will take place at 222 S. Pompano Beach Blvd. The launch point and stage will be set up on the sand just south of the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier.
Rules: Eligible fish for the tournament include dolphin, wahoo, kingfish, black fin tuna, African pompano, cobia, mutton snapper, gag grouper, black grouper, warsaw grouper, snowy grouper and all mackerel. All fish must be five pounds. Up to five fish eligible for weigh-in per kayak.
For more information or to register, go to extremekayakfishing.com
This story was prepared by our Pompano Beach news desk with additional information from various public sources and websites.
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