Skim Boarding. Photo by 30A Adventures.

Jesse Davis catches a wave on his skim board. Photo by 30A Adventures.

Jesse Davis has been in the water on some sort of board for almost as long as he can remember.

“I caught my first wave in third grade. Today is my thirtieth birthday and I have, literally, been doing this ever since,” said Davis, who grew up in Northwest Florida. Besides surfing all over the place, Davis spent years traveling the country as a professional skim boarder.

Recently he made his way home to Northwest Florida where he has set up shop on 30A to share his adventurous water-bound spirit with others. Last month, he and his business partner, Charles Kolopanas, started 30A Adventures, which offers surf and skim boarding lessons, paddle-board tours, kayak and bike rentals, custom skateboards and more.

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Enjoy bonfires, live music and shopping throughout March and April

Enjoy bonfires, live music and shopping throughout March and April

For Spring Break this year, Peddlers Pavilion in Seacrest Beach will feature live music and bonfires several nights a week.

Through the end of April, enjoy live music every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Three fire pits will be lit to fend off the cool in the night air. Grab a beer or sip on a warm beverage while you check out the bands and shop with local art and gift vendors.

Find the full schedule at Peddlers Pavilion Facebook page and website, or check it 30A’s events calendar.

The Ohana Institute in Rosemary Beach is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Ohana is a fully accredited, independent, private, exploratory and innovative school serving students in grades 3–12 in Northwest Florida.

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Donnie Sundal

Donnie Sundal

30A Radio traveled a few miles west to Old Destin to hang out with Donnie Sundal at his state-of-the-art recording studio, Neptone Recording.

Donnie and his band Boukou Groove play regularly along 30A, bringing their danceable soul and funk to venues of all kinds. He chats about what influenced his sound, how he had to choose between the ROTC or choir, who he’s playing with today, and who’s been dropping into the studio.

Music by: Boukou Groove

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Photo from Grayton Beach State Park.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Photo from Grayton Beach State Park.

Ranked as one of the best beaches in the United States with over 2,000 acres of lakes, woodlands, and pristine beaches, Grayton Beach State Park is a 30A gem. 30A Radio sat down with Patrick Hartsfield, the park service specialist at Grayton, to chat about the best times to camp, some of the creatures you can find at the park, and whether that really was a shark in Western Lake.

Music by www.stevenseagulls.com.

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The South Walton Rotary Club presents Death By Chocolate on April 11, 2015, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Grand Boulevard.

Local guest chefs will showcase their talent and prepare signature chocolate desserts for attendees. Chefs will also participate in a ‘Throwdown Competition’ judged by renowned food critics Susan Benton of 30A Eats and Colleen Sachs of the Northwest Florida Daily News for the top Death By Chocolate Dessert!

Proceeds from the event will benefit South Walton Rotary’s International Service Project, which is working to build a diabetic clinic at the hospital in Tela, Honduras.

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