The South Florida Freedivers will host the First Annual "Art Pinder Int'l Spearfishing Championship" on Memorial Day weekend (May 30th) immediately following the Blue Wild Expo in Fort Lauderdale.
This spearfishing competition will take place in the Bahia Cabana Resort in Fort Lauderdale and is to benefit the Twin Palms Center for the Disabled (Boca Raton Society For The Disabled Inc.).
Fishing area will range from Government Cut to the Boca Raton Inlet-
Bahia Cabana Beach Resort & Marina
3001 Harbor Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954.524.1555 Reservations: 1.800.323.2244
Bahia Cabana Beach Resort N26.109839° W80.106425°
Boca Raton Inlet, Boca Raton N26.335912° W80.071154°
Government Cut N25.763675° W80.129805°
The entry fee to compete is only a modest $50 per person. Entry fee includes raffle tickets, shirt, food & beverage. There will be trophies for the winners in the different categories. $20 bucks to join the festivities at the "after" party.
For the complete list of fish species, please refer to brochure (Qualifying Fish and Fish Entry), here is a preview:
Reef fish: Snappers, Groupers, Hogfish
Pelagics: Cobia, Dolphin, Kingfish, Mackerels, Wahoo, Oceanic triggerfish, Greater AJ, Yellow Jacks
This should turn out to be a huge and exciting event. There will be many categories of competition including (shown on the back page of brochure):
For more updated information, please visit their website
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I'm just posting this up from another web site. I'm hoping to find a ride or join a team that want's to take part in this for shallow reef fish - freediving. I do have a kayak - so anyone (or two) wanting to compete from thier kayak let me know!