Luau to benefit West Coast Surf Shop

West Coast Surf Shop luau
Ronee and Jim Brady are the owners of West Coast Surf Shop in Holmes Beach. - Tom Vaught | Sun

Hula on over to The Center of Anna Maria Island Saturday, June 30 for a community luau to benefit the Brady family, owners of the iconic West Coast Surf Shop in Holmes Beach.

No reservations are needed and the entire community is invited to attend the Hawaiian-style fundraiser. Food is available at the event for purchase and is provided by Duffy’s Tavern and The Chiles Group restaurants with a cash bar featuring beer, wine and rum punch. Entertainment includes local favorites like Trevor Bystrom, performing from 3-4 p.m., Chuck Caudill, performing from 4-5 p.m., and Kettle of Fish, performing from 5-7 p.m.

Live and silent auctions will take place featuring a stay at the Waterline Marina Resort and Beach Club, items from Terra’s Handmade Jewelry, photographs by Skip Nall, a gift certificate and basket by Paradise Bagels and Café, and West Coast Surf Shop memorabilia, just to name a few. Limited edition event T-shirts will be available for purchase for $20 each.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to benefit Jim and Ronee Brady and the West Coast Surf Shop, which was damaged in an April electrical fire. The Bradys have reopened the surf shop with limited hours, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily outside of its 3902 Gulf Drive location, weather permitting, while repairs are ongoing.

The festivities begin at 3 p.m. and go until 7:30 p.m. at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

For more information, to volunteer or to donate, contact Brandi Brady at 561-267-0847 or Kaitlin Kee at 941-920-2202.

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