We're proud to be the Navarre area's only independent professionally run Chamber of Commerce with an office located in the "Heart of Navarre" at 1804 Prado Street.
As we have for almost 50 years, we remain focused on our mission:
"To promote civic and economic prosperity throughout our community."
2019 Okaloosa Gas Navarre Fishing Rodeo
Name:2019 Okaloosa Gas Navarre Fishing Rodeo
Date:October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019
Be part of the coolest fishing event around! Fish from the shore, a boat or kayak, or from the pier - you just can't "fish" from the seafood market! First, Second and Third place prizes will be awarded in open, kayak and junior divisions. You can only win one prize in each division for your best fish. If you are a kayaker, you can enter the open division or the kayak division, or both. If you enter both, you can win in both divisions with different fish. You can not switch fish from one division to the next after weighing them in.
Weigh in is at Juana's Pagodas on Navarre Beach Causeway and scales open at 1 p.m. and close promptly at 4 p.m. on both days. Junior anglers twelve and under can compete in the Junior Division for FREE with a registered adult angler. Up to two Jr.'s per adult. Jr. Anglers do not receive a t-shirt - even though Eventbrite will ask for their sizes. We couldn't turn it on for some and off for others.
Weigh master-Robert Turpin, Marine Resources Manager, Escambia County
Robert Turpin is native coastal NW Florida. Robert is a graduate of University of West Florida and has been the Escambia County Marine Resource Division Manager since 2000. Marine Resource Division Programs include: Waterway Management, Waterway Access, Artificial Reefs and Special Projects. Robert specializes in artificial reef construction, and has deployed 170,000 tons of artificial reefs for Escambia County, including the world's largest artificial reef: decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Oriskany. Special Projects include Education and Outreach activities, internship opportunities, Coastal Cleanups, fishing tournaments and Kids Fishing Clinics.
Our scales have been certified, therefore we are able to verify any IGFA record fish. Angler is responsible for determining potential eligibility and requesting certification.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Navarre Beach Marine Park including the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary, Navarre Beach Marine Science Station and Take a Kid Fishing.
Tournament shirts are long sleeve shirts from MOJO!
Shirt value alone is $45. Guaranteed for first 200 registrations. We will let you know when the supply is getting limited - you won't have to guess when you are registering.
Retired or Active Duty U.S. Military? Promotional code: "Military" will take $5 off your ticket. Be prepared to show your ID at the Captain's Meeting.
Captain's bags will have goodies that all will enjoy. Stay tuned for updates.
Captain's Meeting is at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 at Juana's. You will pick up your shirts and Captain's Bag. The rules will be gone over at that time. Weigh-ins are from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There is an Oktoberfest at Juana's on Saturday which is a seperate admission.
ALL DECISIONS OF THE RODEO RULES COMMITTEE WILL BE FINAL.
Hold Harmless: It is expressly understood that all registered participants and nonregistered enter at their own risk. Further, each registered and non-registered participant on behalf of other family members and/or executors agrees to release and hold harmless the tournament officials, sponsors, the county of Santa Rosa County, and all other persons connected directly or indirectly with operation of said tournament from any liability for libel, slander, loss, damage, negligence, harm, injury, or death suffered by any participant, entrant, sport fishermen, their companions, boat captains, mates, crew members, vessels and equipment which may occur during the tournament.
Minors: Parents of legal guardians of anglers who are under the age of 18 and competing in the Rodeo, must review all of the rules and regulations governing the tournament and sign on behalf of their child.
Protests: Any protest made must be made in writing, accompanied by a $300 protest fee, and in the hands of the Tournament Committee prior to 5:30 pm on the tournament day. All decisions and ruling by the Tournament Committee decisions regarding any protests are final and binding. All participants and boats shall exercise good sportsmanship and courtesy (whether at dock, underway or fishing) or may be subject to disqualification without refund. All decisions will rest with the Tournament Committee and such decisions will be final. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to reject any registration, for any reason.
Rules may change slightly if discrepancies are found prior to tournament. Final rules will be read and handed out at the Captain’s Meeting. Any changes to the rules posted here will be highlighted at the Captain’s Meeting and posted online. Registered anglers will be sent an email with the rules attached two days prior to the event.
OFFICIAL KAYAK CHANCE DRAWING RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN OR CLAIM PRIZE. MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE AN ENTRANT'S CHANCES OF WINNING.
THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.
1. Donate $20 and receive your chance drawing ticket today. 2. Donate $50 and receive three chance drawing tickets today. We encourage you to buy your tickets through Eventbrite or Half Hitch Tackle. If you enter the Chance Drawing through Eventbrite, your ticket stub will be with your captain's bag.
How to enter the chance drawing with no purchase necessary. By law we have to allow this option - however - please know that this event is for charity and we encourage people to participate by buying chance drawing tickets.
Postmarked - Beginning August 1, 2019 -Request a free chance drawing ticket by mailing the foundation a 3x5 ruled index card with the following information printed clearly: First Name, Last Name, Mailing Address, Phone Number, Cell Number, and Email Address along with two self-addressed, appropriately stamped (with the correct postage for mailing) envelopes addressed to: Navarre Fishing Rodeo Kayak Chance Drawing, C/O Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 8668 Navarre Parkway #142, Navarre, FL 32566. This request for free kayak drawing ticket must be postmarked on or after 8/1/19 no later than 9/15/19 and received by 9/20/19. Limit one (1) request per name, per household, per address. Your ticket stub will be mailed back to you by October 4. The second self-addressed stamped envelope will be used to notify you of the winner.
DRAWING: Will be held at the Navarre Fishing Rodeo at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 6. You need not be present to win but the winner must claim kayak in person with positive government issued identification by COB Friday, October 20 at Half Hitch Tackle/Navarre. If prize is not claimed in person with the appropriate identification by that time, the Kayak will be forfeited. (If your ticket is from out of state – you are required to pick up the kayak by the date specified in person. No surrogates.)
PRIVACY: When you register, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, complete mailing address, and email address. The information that you provide will be added to a centralized database. By entering and providing the required registration information, you acknowledge that the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation or affiliates may send you information or special offers it believes may be of interest to you. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS CHANCE DRAWING.
COVID-19 Testing Site to Remain Open Two More Weeks at UWF With No Pre-screening Required
A mobile COVID-19 testing site with no pre-screening required will remain open for two more weeks for Escambia and Santa Rosa County residents at the University of West Florida.
The drive-through test site will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the SP2 parking lot, which is on the east side of campus near the East Sports Complex. Individuals are asked to remain in their vehicles.
The site was opened at the request of the Governor’s Office under the direction of the Florida Department of Health in conjunction with both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and assistance from the Florida National Guard.
If you and your management team are wondering if your county is trending in the right direction to continue reopening your community, visit Florida's county level COVID-19 trend tracker and click on your county in the top right drop down box.