30a surf camp

30A Surf Camp’s Jesse Davis gets one of his four-year-old students up on a surf board for the first time.

Surf instructor Jesse Davis talks with 30A Radio about his 30A Surf Camp, which runs every Monday through Thursday through September 10.

Davis chats about his background and the magic feeling of getting kids up on a surf board for the first time. He also talks about why he’s offering two locations and two times for the single-day camp, what kids will learn during the camp and what they should bring (sunscreen, water and a towel, everything else is taken care of!). While kids can be dropped off with the camp’s highly trained and CPR-certified instructors, parents are invited, too, and the camp can be a fun activity for the whole family.

If your interest is piqued, check out this interview to hear more details straight from the source. Visit 30a-adventures.com to book your class early so you don’t get sold out!

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30avenue

30Avenue, one of South Walton’s newest developments, is now open with several great businesses already up and running, including Cuvee 30A, an extension of Chef Tim Creehan’s popular fine dining restaurant in Destin.

The development is located at the eastern intersection of Scenic Highway 30A and Highway 98 in Inlet Beach and is an easy walk or bike from Rosemary Beach, Seacrest and Alys Beach. Stroll through the brick-paved streets and stop in at a host of professional offices, outstanding restaurants and high-end retails shops.

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Vivo Spa Salon prepares models for the 30A photo shoot last month in Point Washington State Forest.

Vivo Spa Salon preparing local models for a magazine photo shoot last month in Point Washington State Forest.

Vivo Spa Salon announced some exciting news — they’ll be opening a brand new location, a spa like nothing else in the United States.

Owners Erin and Michael Jordan said the new 6,000-square-foot facility, located at The Hub, will be three stories and include both indoor and outdoor spaces. They plan to break ground this summer.

“The services and entire experience will be unique, just for 30A,” said Michael. “We were inspired from our travels in Instanbul, Rome and Peru. But there’s nothing else like it in the United States.”

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food for thought

Tiffanie Shelton, founder and executive director of Food For Thought, chats with 30A Radio about the eye-opening experience when her daughter started kindergarten five years ago that led her to want to help the many kids in our area who don’t have enough food.

Since then, Shelton, and a growing list of dedicated volunteers, have gone from packing bags of food at her kitchen table to sending out over 800 backpacks a week across Okaloosa and Walton counties to help kids and their families have access to healthy food through the weekends. By providing weekly support to the children, the non-profit Food for Thought helps support their physical, mental and emotional development.

30a.com is proud to announce Food For Thought will be the recipient of our third annual 30A Charity Golf Classic!

Learn more about Food For Thought and how you can help at their website.

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maney 2

In late March, Alaqua Animal Refuge received a call from a shelter facility in Chipley stating they had a dog that came in that just broke their heart. “Manny,” a 4-year-old large shepherd mix had arrived, missing his front right foot and in horrific pain.

The Chipley shelter manager was told that it was “a homemade amputation.”

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chef

Javier Rosa, a more than 20-year veteran of the culinary industry, has been named the new executive chef at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Originally from Puerto Rico, Rosa has traveled to more than 20 countries to hone his culinary skills, including excursions to Europe, Asia and the Caribbean to experience an array of global cuisines. Over the years, he has prepared meals for presidents, kings, queens and famous personalities from around the world.

Rosa has spent most of his career with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company with stints in the United States and the Caribbean. While working at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., he had the opportunity to thrill the palates of Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and opera superstar Luciana Pavarotti. At Grand Cayman Island, he hosted many celebrities including Iron Chef Morimoto, Jean Banchet, Michael Richard and Fabio Trabocchi.

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