Free for spectators, Competition entries range from $42-$100
The Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Classic celebrates the life of Flagler Beach local surf standout, Tommy Tant, who passed away in 1998 from an aortic aneurysm. Hundreds of surfers compete in pro, open, and amateur divisions, attracting thousands of spectators from across the East Coast.
The Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Classic is an internationally recognized event. The event has featured world-renowned photographers Aaron Chang, Brian Nevins, Jimmy Wilson and Tony Neste, cinematographers Matt Katsolis and Nic McClean, artists Austin Blasingame and Patrick Maxcy, and musicians Braddigan and Josh Garrels. Each year, the event also features pro-surfers from across the country, including past champions Aaron Cormican, Asher Nolan and Jesse Heilman.
Over the past twenty plus years, the Tommy Tant has grown into a two-day event with more than 300 contestants. This year the 21st Annual Tommy Tant Surf Classic will include two days of amateur and professional competition and other events to be announced. All proceeds benefit the Tommy Tant Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Flagler County Food Bank, and the National Marfan Foundation.