What To Do In Florida: Hang Ten at the Kona Pro Jax

Jacksonville Beach Pier (credit: Kona Pro Jax)

Jacksonville Beach Pier (credit: Kona Pro Jax)


Florida News: $20,000 Open Pro prize for Jacksonville surfing contest

There’s something invigorating about watching a person riding a wave. It’s even more exciting when it’s happening as part of a competitive surfing event!

If you’re a fan of surfing in any capacity – whether you like to watch from a distance, or show off your own skills and compete for cash – get yourself to the Jacksonville Beach Pier November 1-4 the for Kona Pro Jax event. Some of the most talented surfers in the country will be there, competing for $20,000 in prizes in this professional surfing competition and it’s sure to be quite a spectacle.

Largest pro surfing event in Florida

With a $20,000 Open Pro, the Kona Pro Jax is the largest professional surfing event in the entire state and the third largest event of its kind on the entire East Coast. A $2,000 Junior Pro, $2,000 skate contest and a $1,000 Women’s Pro have also been added to the event. Live computer scoring and ASP qualified judging will be used to help determine the event winners.

Prize breakdown

The $20,000 Kona Pro Jax Payout looks like this:

  • 1st: $7,500
  • 2nd: $3,500
  • 3rd: $2,000
  • 4th: $1,200
  • Equal 5th (2): $900
  • Equal 7th (2): $600
  • Equal 9th (4): $400
  • Equal 13th (4): $300

The total purse for the Autoline Jr. Pro Payout is broken down as follows:

  • 1st: $1,000
  • 2nd: $500
  • 3rd: $300
  • 4th: $200

As of today there are still spots available in the Pro Mens Division and in the Pro Juniors Division. Get more details here.

Tell us…

Do you prefer to watch surfing from afar, or do you like to enter these types of competitions?