How did local Andrew Adkison get his start toward becoming a three-time wakeboarding world champ? His answer will probably surprise you! Check out some of Jessie Taylor’s interviews with Andrew below, as well as a few clips of Andrew in action on Choctawhatchee Bay this week:

30A South Walton 30A Bag image 400 New 30A Coffee by Amavida Coffee & TeaAmavida Coffee & Tea and 30A announced a new partnership to launch 30A Coffee.

The new 30A “Florida Sunrise” Coffee is now available for purchase at Amavida Coffee & Tea locations in Seaside and Rosemary Beach, at YOLO Board Adventures in WaterColor, at Sunrise Coffee Co. and the 30A Gear Truck in Gulf Place, and online at 30Agear.com, with additional retail locations to be announced soon.

“We’ve worked together with 30A in many different ways over the years, especially in support of local charities, and we couldn’t be more excited to produce the first 30A-brand coffee,” said Dan Bailey, Founder of Amavida Coffee & Tea.

Amavida is an importer, roaster and purveyor of Organic and Fair Trade specialty coffees and teas. Like all Amavida Coffee, the new 30A Coffee is Organic and Fair Trade, directly sourced from the finest coffee farms in the world. Amavida is a certified B Corporation and a certified organic coffee roaster.

“Amavida is an authentic local brand, but one that truly has global vision and reach,” said 30A’s Mike Ragsdale, whose son, Carlton Ragsdale, recently visited Amavida’s coffee-growing partners in Chiapas, Mexico (VIDEO). “Amavida not only supports our local community, but they’re true global citizens as well.”

30A South Walton 30A Beach Blonde Beer 175 New 30A Coffee by Amavida Coffee & Tea30A Beach Blonde Ale, which launched in February and is brewed by Grayton Beer Company, is already one of the top-selling craft beers in Northwest Florida. Ragsdale said that he expects 30A Coffee to quickly reach the same level of success, with additional retail partners to be announced soon.

Click here to order 30A Coffee online. For retail inquiries, please email Amavida’s Casey Tindell Trejo or call 850-396-3689.

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We owe special thanks to Shelly Swanger Photography for sharing this shot with us from last night’s Junior Marvin concert at Gulf Place.

If you missed their amazing performance, there are still a few local opportunities left. Thanks also to Boukou Groove for helping to bring this kind of world-class talent to our community, and sincere gratitude to Junior Marvin and Force One for showing some serious 30A love…. We are truly blessed to have you guys visit 30A.

Get your official 30A shirt at 30Agear.com!

30A South Walton 10446495 508120332621603 6039379738735754130 n Register Now for the 2014 30A 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Registrations are now open for the Third Annual 30A Thanksgiving Day Race & 1 Mile Fun Run to be held on November 27th, 2014.

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Last year, 30A 10K presented a $40,000 check to Donations 4 Danny, Food For Thought Outreach Inc and Lighthouse Family Retreat.

Mark your calendar for the 30A Thanksgiving 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run because it’s going to be another fantastic race. This year, they’re limiting participation to 3,000 RUNNERS, so secure your spot as soon as possible, especially since this year’s 30A 10K is an official RRCA Championship Race!

Over the years, long-distance running has become synonymous with the noble cause of raising funds for charities, and the 30A 10K is certainly no exception. In fact, the 30A 10K race team has been hard at work to make this year’s race not only a spectacular event, but also to use it as an opportunity to give back to the community in the spirit of the Thanksgiving season.

Since the race’s inception just two years ago, the 30A 10K Charity Race has donated over $58,000 to local non-profits.

If you’re not a runner or walker, you can still get involved in this wonderful 30A tradition! For example, please consider volunteering to help with parking or water stations. If you’re interested in helping, please email the 30A 10k team.

Click here now to register!

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30A South Walton 10397032 739083769487061 2051602195067160336 o Special JUSTIN Wine Dinner at Vue on 30a on July 16Vue on 30a will host a very special JUSTIN Wine Dinner on Wednesday, July 16th, starting at 5:45 p.m.

With its spectacular Gulf-front view as the backdrop, the restaurant’s award winning chef, Giovanni Filippone, has prepared a multi-course dinner menu inspired by summer time coastal living. The dinner will feature wines from JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery.

“Chef Gio’s passion for fresh and authentic culinary creations shows through beautifully with the specially prepared wine dinner,” said Tim Cole, Vue on 30a’s manager. “Our team looks forward to creating a new tradition of wine dinners in one of South Walton’s most spectacular dining venues.”

The special dinner menu and wine pairings include:

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Here’s a fun map that shows a little bit of the secret recipe behind the magic of 30A … Are we missing an essential ingredient? Let us know in the comments section below!

Win the giveaway of the summer courtesy of our friends at Rosemary Beach® Cottage Rental Company and Vacay Foods! The giveaway includes 4-night Rosemary Beach accommodations for up to 8 people, in addition to a fully-stocked fridge and pantry provided by Vacay Foods!

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30A South Walton rosemary giveaway Win a $5,000 Beach Vacation Courtesy of Rosemary Beach Cottage Rental Company and Vacay Foods!

30A South Walton 10390019 578150238949048 4158902442775107702 n YOLO Board Relay Series Continues at The Bay on Aug 7Standup paddle boarders and fans are loving the 7th Annual YOLO Board Relay Series, presented by Sandcastle Escapes Vacation Rentals and Sales.

Remaining scheduled races (weather permitting) are set for Thursday, July 17th and August 7th at The Bay, located at the foot of the 331 bridge in Santa Rosa Beach.

SCHEDULE:

4:30 PM - Special Olympics Florida Athletes Relay
5:30 PM - Women’s Relay
6:00 PM - Men’s Relay
6:30 PM - CoEd Relay

Please arrive early to check-in. Carpooling is recommended, and The Bay will have valet parking available as well as overflow parking across the street. A deputy will be on hand to assist anyone crossing Highway 331. The Bay will of course serve up great food and Grayton Beer will be on-hand with beverages.

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