Super Girl Surf Pro Contest, festival kicks off this week


The inaugural Super Girl Surf Pro Contest & Festival is coming to Jacksonville Beach on Nov. 11-14.

The schedule for the event, a celebration of female strength and empowerment, is packed with a World Surf League competition, concerts from major recording artists, a festival village, women’s beach volleyball, beach soccer and skateboarding competitions, free classes, speakers, video games, female DJ competitions and more.

The Plain White T’s, Hoobastank, John K and The Expendables headline the free concerts performing on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13 and 14.

Live music is featured throughout the event with concerts beginning at noon Saturday with local artist HelloCeila and continuing through the festival’s close at 10 p.m. The Expendables, fresh off a national tour, headline the Saturday evening show with pop-stars John K and Kira Kosarin playing in the headline-support slots.

In addition, a DJ competition with six top female DJ’s from around the country will light up the SeaWalk Pavilion stage.

Sunday’s line-up concludes with national recording artists The Plain White T’s and Hoobastank, and features local rock bands Annie Dukes, The Band Be Easy and many others.

Hoobastank, with their hit “The Reason” and The Plain White T’s with their multi-platinum song “Delilah” have not performed in Jacksonville for many years and are expected to electrify the crowd with their well-known library of songs.

There will be a total of 12 free concerts across the two days featuring the sounds of singer-songwriters, rock, reggae and pop to entertain festivalgoers.

Competitors in the event include a field of recognizable, decorated women surfing competitors from around the world, including several from the host city of Jacksonville Beach.

The Super Girl Surf Pro draws surfers like five-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Carissa Moore and her USA Olympic teammate and Florida native, Caroline Marks, along with former Super Girl champion Sage Erickson. 

Moore will also lead the Moore Aloha Mentorship Program from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. Her charitable foundation, Moore Aloha, will host 24 young women for a mentorship program where girls ages 10-16 will spend a day surfing and learning from Moore and other top pros.

Round 1 of the World Surf League competition begins on Friday, Nov. 12, where 64 top women surfers from around the world take to the waters from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 13, starting at 8 a.m., the second round of surfers will compete. The final day of competition takes place Sunday, Nov. 14, beginning at 9 a.m. One woman will receive top honors and the iconic Super Girl cape.

While the surfers compete in the water, on the sand there will be both women’s beach volleyball and women’s beach soccer tournaments. Event organizers are partnering with Sports Edge, a Jacksonville training group, to run the volleyball tournaments. There are: open, AA, 18U and 14U volleyball competitions on that Saturday and Sunday.

The soccer competition, sponsored by Prime Sports, will also be held on Saturday and Sunday, and will feature 10U, 12U, 14U and high school divisions.

The festival village will feature a women’s skateboarding competition in both pro/advanced and intermediate divisions.

The festival village is also the home of the all-female DJ competition, inspirational speakers including Sunday’s Female Leadership Panel, demonstrations, live music, the Lenovo Legion Video Gaming Lounge, beer garden and food trucks, 12 free classes, family-friendly activities and more.

For a full schedule of events, go to All sports competitions, concerts and festival village activities are free to attend and open to the public.

The Jacksonville Beach Super Girl Surf Pro is supported by founding partners Florida Blue, CSI Companies, Atlantic Self Storage, the U.S. Air Force, Jeep, CELSIUS, Gillette Venus, Jolyn, Legion by Lenovo, the Courtyard Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront and the City of Jacksonville’s Tourist Development Council.

The event will be televised on FOX Sports and ROOT Sports/AT&T SportsNet RSN’s in January and February. There will also be a two-day live webcast with 16 hours of coverage on several sites, including Twitch, YouTube, World Surf League, Surfline, The Inertia, Fuel TV and Facebook.

For more information about Jacksonville Beach Super Girl Surf Pro, go to  To connect via social media, follow @SuperGirlPro on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.