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Set against the backdrop of one of the most prolific fishing grounds in the United States, the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin (ECBC) stands as a premier sportfishing tournament. Strategically timed to coincide with the peak of the Gulf Coast’s blue marlin season and hosted at the top-rated resort destination in the South, this annual event has become the standard for world-class competitions.

Entries received by May 31st are eligible for the early bird drawing and a chance to win $1,000 plus FREE DOCKAGE.

June 19-23, 2024

22nd Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

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This extravaganza caters to everyone's taste. Imagine the adrenaline rush for avid anglers battling it out in the deep blue Gulf of Mexico, chasing after elusive billfish, and, of course, gunning for those sweet cash prizes. But wait, there's more! On land, families can dive into a sea of recreational activities at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and The Village of Baytowne Wharf. And guess what? The nightly weigh-ins at Baytowne Marina are not just a behind-the-scenes affair – they're open to everyone, turning the excitement dial up a notch.

Now, here's the cool part – the ECBC isn't just about catching big fish. It's a "modified-release" spectacle, setting the bar high with a minimum length for blue marlin. Rack up those release points for blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, and spearfish. The heaviest hitters in blue marlin, dolphin, tuna, and wahoo categories take home the bacon. And don't forget the champs in the Release Division and Crew Division – they're cashing in too! Everyone gets their moment in the spotlight, from overall winners to the top lady and junior anglers.

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We owe a huge thank you to our sponsors for their continued support of the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. Take some time to explore their websites and uncover fantastic products and services. And don't miss the opportunity to meet them in person at their booths during ECBC2024!


Title Sponsor & Host Resort - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, voted the #1 resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast, offers accommodations for every taste and budget. Enjoy year-round family-friendly events including golf, tennis, water sports, children’s programs, and a pedestrian village with shopping, dining, and nightlife.

South Walton

Tourism Partner—South Walton, Florida

Featuring sugar-white sands and turquoise waters, the sixteen distinctive coastal communities of South Walton along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast offer breathtaking scenery, each infused with its own unique charm. From sophisticated and refined to laid-back and lively to eclectic and artsy, there's something for everyone.


Tournament Partner—Pelagic

For two decades, PELAGIC has been the go-to brand for committed water enthusiasts, offering top-notch technical apparel, high-performance polarized optics, distinctive lifestyle wear, and ocean-inspired gear and accessories. By harnessing proprietary technologies and premium fabrics, PELAGIC equips today's anglers with the ultimate advantage when it truly matters.

Galati Yacht Sales

Founding Sponsor—Galati Yacht Sales

With a trusted name and a reliable team, Galati Yacht Sales enhances your boating journey with value and expertise. Whether you're in the market to buy or sell a new or pre-owned yacht, you deserve a partner with extensive product knowledge, enduring reliability, and genuine passion.

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ECBC Golf Scramble

The ECBC golf scramble focuses is on friendly competition and loads of fun! Enjoy refreshing beverages and awesome goodie bags as you vie for victory. Trophies and ultimate bragging rights await the champions!

Wednesday, June 19 | Tee Time 9:00am
18 Holes at the The Links Golf Club at Sandestin
Open to ECBC Teams and Sponsors

4-Person Scramble Format | Limited to 36 Teams
Teams must be pre-registered (onsite registrations the day of are not accepted)
Entry Fee is $75/Golfer, $300/Team (cash only – payable day of tournament)

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