The 13th annual Palm Beach County KDW Classic – hosted by the City of Riviera Beach and the West Palm Beach Fishing Club (WPBFC) will take place Saturday, May 30th, at the Riviera Beach Marina. Our
goal remains to produce a fun and reasonably priced family fishing
tournament that stimulates the local marine & fishing industry,
helps promote Riviera Beach & Palm Beach County and benefits the
marine conservation & educational efforts of the WPBFC and it’s
charitable affiliate, the Palm Beach County Fishing Foundation (PBCFF).
The PBCFF’s annual Kid’s Fishing Day for underprivileged youth and Rods & Reels for Kids
are two programs that benefit from tournament proceeds. The WPBFC
& PBCFF have been tireless advocates on marine conservation and
public access issues and actively support marine habitat enhancement.
The first 200 boats to register will receive a fantastic tournament
goodie bucket. The Captain’s Kick Off Party, at the Riviera Beach
Marina, will feature food & drink, a raffle, music and a review of
tournament rules. To start things off with a bang, anglers will have
now have a chance to win before they even wet their lines! New this
year is the $1,000 ‘Captain’s Booty’ cash award to be randomly drawn on
the night of Captain’s Meeting. The next morning the Palm Beach County KDW Classic
will begin at 7:00 a.m. Departing boats have a choice of leaving from
Jupiter, Palm Beach or Boynton Inlets. Anglers will be vying for
$34,000 in guaranteed cash awards. Kingfish, dolphin and wahoo pay out
to ten places. Juniors will compete for 10 awards and are eligible for
15 Junior Treasure Chest awards (fifteen $100 bills)! Additionally,
more than $30,000 worth of merchandise will be presented in the
tournament raffle and ‘Treasure Chest’ give-aways. One lucky boat will
“Hit the Jackpot!” and win $2,000 cash proving you don’t have to be good
at catching big fish to win big bucks! Thanks to Ande Monofilament,
there is a $1,000 cash bonus to the angler weighing in the heaviest
eligible fish of the tournament. The male and female angler lucky
enough to weigh-in the heaviest fish will be crowned the King &
Queen of the Classic by our presenting sponsor the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County. Coveted bragging rights go with this title!
We are committed to producing a value-packed, fun,
family-oriented event and invite you to become a part of this local
sport fishing tradition. See you on the water!
Schedule of Events
Friday, May 29th
6:00 pm – The tournament Captain’s Meeting, sponsored by Land Shark Premium Lager,
will be held at the Riviera Beach Municipal Marina (The marina is
located at 200 East 13th Street). At least one crew member from each
boat must attend.
Late registrations will be accepted at the Captain’s Meeting.
Tournament boat buckets will be distributed to the first 200 registered
boats. Boat numbers will be assigned to every participating
vessel. Rules will be reviewed. Beer, soda & hot dogs will be
available. Raffle tickets, additional tournament tees and additional
dinner tickets will be available for purchase. Lastly, one lucky boat
number will be drawn to receive a $1,000 cash ‘Captain’s Booty’ prize.
Saturday, May 30th
– Visual check out at one of the designated locations inside Jupiter,
Boynton, or Palm Beach Inlet begins. It is each team’s responsibility to
make sure their boat number is verified by the land based check out
committee or committee boat.
7:00 am – Lines In. Listen for start signal on VHF 8.
12 noon – Tournament scales officially open at Riviera Beach Marina.
3:00 pm – Tournament ends. If you are weighing a fish
at the tournament scales, you must be visually checked-in with the
committee boat inside Palm Beach Inlet by this time.
3:00 – 4:00 pm – Weigh in excitement continues.
5:30 – 7:00 pm – Awards Dinner Party
6:30 – 8:30 pm – Awards & raffle.
For Information Please Visit
Riviera Beach Marina
200 E. 13th Street
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Phone: (561) 842-7806
Fax: (561) 845-8197
V.H.F. Channel 16