As part of the Surf to Sound paddleboard race this weekend, the N.C. Coastal Federation will host a shrimp boil to support their work of keeping the coastline clean and open for recreation.
The Surfside Shrimp Boil is a Lowcountry-style dinner that will be served on the Oceanfront Terrace at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort on Friday, Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m. The dinner will include live music and a raffle for a Hobie paddleboard donated by Carolina Paddleboard Company.
The federation will put all proceeds from the event to their restoration projects that protect the water quality along the East Coast, focusing specifically on reducing the polluted storm water runoff in local waterways.
By hosting the dinner as part of the Surf to Sound competition, the federation will showcase how its work fits into the recreational uses of the beaches.
“The support from this event helps us to keep our waters clean for water recreation, which is something we never take for granted,” said Tracy Skrabal, a coastal scientist and manager for the federation.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation is welcoming the public to the shrimp boil and is selling tickets at the door for $50 for members of the federation and $60 for non-members. Participants in Surf to Sound races can purchase tickets at a discounted price at the Surf to Sound website.