It must be time for the 14th Annual Groundhog Day on Hollywood Beach, a time-honored tradition celebrating hope for a warmer tomorrow – or at least a significant warm-up by noon. The event will take place on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 a.m. at Ocean Alley Restaurant and Beach Bar, located at 900 N. Broadwalk (at A1A & Indiana Street) on the world-famous Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. The legendary Groundhog Swim will be at 7:30 a.m. A $12 donation includes breakfast and a free souvenir T-shirt for swimmers.
Shirts are available for non-swimmers at an additional $12 as long as quantities last. Proceeds will benefit the Hollywood Beach Lifeguard Competition Team to help cover travel expenses for the national competition in Virginia Beach this Fall. Despite having only 7 team member, Hollywood Lifeguards took home 6 gold, 7 silver and 4 bronze medals last year in Daytona Beach. Three time champions Boki Corsovic and Jose Bolivar will be back to recapture their surf rowing crown.
Sponsors include Ocean Alley, The Beach Bums Chapter of the Groundhog Club, Hollywood Beach Business Association,Hollywood CRA, Rich Formal Wear, Burkhardt Construction, Lojetta Group, Cahoots Newspaper and the Diplomat Resort &Spa.
No Groundhog Day bash would be complete without a special appearance by Punxsutawney Phil and live coverage of Groundhog Day from Punxsutawney, PA., The Weather Capital of the World. The event culminates with some of the heartiest souls taking a traditional dip in the Atlantic Ocean, which barely breaks 80 degrees by midday at this time of year.
Children of all ages are welcome.
What: 14th Annual Groundhog Day on Hollywood Beach
When: Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 6:30-8:00 a.m. (Swim at 7:30 a.m.)
Where: Ocean Alley Restaurant & Beach Bar, 900 N. Broadwalk ( at Indiana Street,) Hollywood Beach, Florida
Cost: $12 Donation to benefit the Hollywood Lifeguard Competition Team
Information: For more information or press inquiries, please call Jeff Hansen at 954-929-9334or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking: True Believers Will Find Parking Free Parking @ A1A and Indiana Street until 8 a.m.