In 1982, a group of dedicated, mature surfers decided to get together and do what surfers do best when they’re not in the water – talk about waves and surf trips. Thus the Wave Masters Society surf club was formed – a not-for-profit organization of male and female surfers ages 25 and up.
With each monthly meeting, the club’s membership grew in numbers as well as diversity. The Wave Masters roster eventually consisted of a group of people as diverse as America itself. There were doctors, lawyers, insurance agents, construction workers, artists, business owners, carpenters, electricians, computer programmers, you name it. The amazing thing is that none of that mattered. When these guys got together it was all about SURFING!
The membership has remained just as diverse today as it was when it began.
In 1983 the club hosted a surf contest at Jacksonville Beach and a tradition was begun that has endured to the present. After a few years the contest began to generate money from entry fees and raffles. Since then, the Wave Masters Society has raised thousands of dollars for charities and youth-oriented programs through the annual surf contest and ongoing endeavors.
The Wave Masters meet at different locations in Jax Beach to quench their thirst, brag about recent surf trips, exchange ideas on board designs, discuss ecological and philanthropic activities and to keep the stoke going. Through the years, the monthly meetings have included keynote speakers and surf legends such as big wave hero Ken Bradshaw, long board shaper Bill Stewart, as well as talented local shapers. Occasionally various experts like Al Sandrik of the National Hurricane Center or a meteorologist or coastal engineer will give an educational program that is of great interest and benefit to local surfers. In addition to our meetings, the Club holds a monthly surf session at various local spots so members can spend a day with family and friends, try out different boards and work on honing their ding repair skills.
This millennium promises to be an adventure of epic proportions for the Wave Masters. We invite you to come aboard for the journey.
The Contest will be May 4-5, 2013, at The Jax Beach Pier.
To celebrate 30 years as Jax's biggest surf event, we are producing 4 television episodes
that will run several nights a week throughout the month of April on Channel 17, WCWJ.
Title Sponsorships are still available for The Men's Pro and The Longboard Pro.
Send Product for Prizes and Raffle to:
1171 Beach Blvd. # 104
Jax Beach, FL 32250