Adrenaline Packed South Part 3



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Back with part 3 of the greatest adrenaline-packed action in the South. Hit the water or step into the ring to satisfy your adrenaline rush. 

 

Tear Up The Waves

Ready to tackle the big waves at Tybee Island’s Dolphin Bay atop 200 horsepower of aquatic muscle? Tybee Jet Ski & Watersports has just the thing, with one-hour excursions that let you do doughnuts right in Poseidon’s face. tybeejetski.com. And when you’re ready to buy your own, head over to Honda Yamaha of Savannah. hondayamahaofsavannah.com.

 

The Big Float

Returning this year on Aug. 29, Augusta’s The Big Float gets even bigger this year with Savannah Riverkeeper teaming up with SweetWater Brewing Company, Waterkeeper Alliance, and local outfitters to get people out on the water. The big thrill comes from the after party with live music by The Mason Jars, food trucks and free beer provided by SweetWater. Tickets are $30 and include shuttle service to the launch site and, as we mentioned, free beer. savannahriverkeeper.org

 

Step Into the Octagon

One of the first times in human history that mankind felt that first tug of adrenaline was when squaring off against an opponent, with that fight-or-flight reflex urging his every nerve into action. It is one of the most pure forms of adrenaline on the planet, stepping into that ring and knowing that flight is not an option. All that is left is to fight and win, or get our bell run in the most painful way.

Obviously, we’d all prefer that first scenario. So if you’re planning on stepping into the ring and chasing that primordial adrenaline rush, you’re going to want to train up a bit. Here in Savannah, we’re blessed with one of the most thorough MMA instruction schools around in Champions Training Center (4501 Montgomery St a, Savannah, GA, ctcsavannah.com). Classes led by certified experts range from grappling and boxing to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and even Muy Thai, where an affiliation with six-time world champ Manu Ntoh lends serious credibility. Their focused approach lets you hone your skills in a litany of fighting styles that will give you the edge when you step into the ring.

Even if you just want to pick up some skills without necessarily testing them out in a make-or-break scenario, you’ll find plenty of opportunities around here to spar. Check out Savannah Combat Club (715 E 37th St, Savannah, GA, savannahcombatclub.com), Pooler Karate and Krav Maga (110 Towne Center Blvd #200, Pooler, GA, poolerkaratetsd.com) or Riptide Mixed Martial Arts (36 Persimmon St, Bluffton, SC, riptidemma.com).

 

Find Your Inner Devil

Don’t ever let anyone tell you women are the weaker sex. If they do, just show them the tough as nails femme fatales of Savannah’s own roller derby wrecking crew, the Derby Devils. Think you have what it takes to join? Visit savannahderby.com.

 

Sleep with Spirits

Now a beautiful Savannah Hotel, the Marshall House was used as a hospital for Civil War wounded and later for Yellow Fever victims. Some say those souls lost there still wander the halls, waiting to terrorize the living. Sweet dreams! 912.644.7896

 

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Events Calendar

  • Live Music at Congress Street Up Speakeasy Every Thursday

    May 14, 2020
    9:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Congress Street Up Speakeasy

    Every Thursday evening, we have live music in the speakeasy featuring a rotating cast of local legends. Music starts at 9!

  • TEDxSavannah: Standard Deviation

    Jun 05, 2020
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Yamacraw Center for the Performing Arts

    Guided by a mission to share ideas worth spreading, TEDxSavannah welcomes the public to enjoy live speaker presentations from area residents and...

  • Forsyth Farmer's Market

    Jun 29, 2019
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ South end of Forsyth Park

    The Forsyth Farmers’ Market vendors offer a variety of local goods including seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese,...

  • Beach Bum Triathlon /Duathlon

    Jun 13, 2020
    7:00 AM @ Coligny Beach Park

    The BEACH BUM TRIATHLON & DUATHLON Series rolls into 2020 with a lot of heat, salty water, and sand. This year's races promise lots more...

  • Mindful Triathlon

    Jun 14, 2020
    8:00 AM @ Coligny Beach Park

    Jiva Yoga Center and the Hilton Head Running Company are teaming up to produce the Mindful Triathlon - Hilton Head Island. What...

  • JCB Mud Fest

    Jun 20, 2020
    8:00 AM

    This year’s race will be another 5 miles or 5 kilometers of mud and obstacles – each year you ask for bigger and better...

  • 4th of July Dinner & Fireworks Cruise

    Jul 04, 2020
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Savannah Riverboat Cruises

    Celebrate our Nation’s Independence with Savannah Riverboat Cruises!  Join us on board for a - one of a kind - 3 hour celebration! Enjoy a...

  • 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

    Jul 04, 2020
    8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Savannah Riverboat Cruises

    Join in on the fun as we celebrate the 4th of July! During the 1 1/2 hour cruise, dance to the music of our Riverboat DJ spinning your favorite...

  • Walk with the Turtles: Ossabaw Island

    Jul 20, 2020
    8:00 AM - 2:00 AM @ Delegal Creek Marina Skidaway Island

    Depart 8:00 am from Delegal Creek Marina on Skidaway Island, just outside of Savannah. After a 30-minute boat ride across Ossabaw Sound, arrive on...

  • Charleston Beer Festival

    Sep 26, 2020
    1:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Riverfront Park North Charleston

    Thousands of beer enthusiasts and newbies alike will enjoy a day of craft beer, live music, and games, all to benefit a great cause. Charleston...

  • Charleston Beer Festival

    Sep 26, 2020
    1:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Riverfront Park

    Thousands of beer enthusiasts and newbies alike will enjoy a day of craft beer, live music, and games, all to benefit a great cause. Charleston...

  • Nine Line Run for Wounded 5K/10K

    Oct 03, 2020
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Join the Nine Line Foundation and Nine Line Apparel this Armed Forces Day, Oct 3, 2020, for our 7th Annual 5K/10K Run for...


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Scenes of the South

FACES OF THE SOUTH-THE TRILOGY GALLERY 5

This is not a celebration. It is not a salute. This, readers, is a manifesto. It is a bold declaration of the richness of the South, of the majestic talents, relentless ambition and singular vision that reside just behind each face you pass in your travels. These are the faces of the people who are creating the new South through the sweat of their brow and the depth of their passions. But if you never look closer you may never know how deep that passion goes, and what it has accomplished.

FACES OF THE SOUTH-THE TRILOGY GALLERY 4

This is not a celebration. It is not a salute. This, readers, is a manifesto. It is a bold declaration of the richness of the South, of the majestic talents, relentless ambition and singular vision that reside just behind each face you pass in your travels. These are the faces of the people who are creating the new South through the sweat of their brow and the depth of their passions. But if you never look closer you may never know how deep that passion goes, and what it has accomplished.

FACES OF THE SOUTH-THE TRILOGY GALLERY 2

This is not a celebration. It is not a salute. This, readers, is a manifesto. It is a bold declaration of the richness of the South, of the majestic talents, relentless ambition and singular vision that reside just behind each face you pass in your travels. These are the faces of the people who are creating the new South through the sweat of their brow and the depth of their passions. But if you never look closer you may never know how deep that passion goes, and what it has accomplished.

FACES OF THE SOUTH-THE TRILOGY GALLERY 3

This is not a celebration. It is not a salute. This, readers, is a manifesto. It is a bold declaration of the richness of the South, of the majestic talents, relentless ambition and singular vision that reside just behind each face you pass in your travels. These are the faces of the people who are creating the new South through the sweat of their brow and the depth of their passions. But if you never look closer you may never know how deep that passion goes, and what it has accomplished.

FACES OF THE SOUTH-THE TRILOGY GALLERY 1

This is not a celebration. It is not a salute. This, readers, is a manifesto. It is a bold declaration of the richness of the South, of the majestic talents, relentless ambition and singular vision that reside just behind each face you pass in your travels. These are the faces of the people who are creating the new South through the sweat of their brow and the depth of their passions. But if you never look closer you may never know how deep that passion goes, and what it has accomplished.

February Brews for a Cause

February's Brews for a Cause was held at the Drayton Hotel on Thursday, February 27th. South Magazine and Southern Eagle teamed up to raise money through a large silent auction for the Savannah Ambucs organization. Craft Beer samplings from Wild Leap Brewing, alongside appetizers from the Drayton Hotel were offered to guests.

2020 Southern Coast Heart Ball

The American Heart Association held its annual Southern Coast Heart Ball on Saturday, February 8th at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception with a silent auction, dinner and program, and dancing to end the evening. All proceeds went to the Open Your Heart campaign.

4th Annual Hearts for Healing Gala

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center held its Fourth Annual Hearts for Healing Gala on Friday, February 7th at the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel. Guests enjoyed gourmet dining, dancing, and a silent auction. All proceeds from the auction benefitted the Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center's program for individuals with disabilities.

IDC Benefits the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire

The LeClerc Family owners of IDC (International Diamond Center) in Savannah 349 Mall Blvd held a benefit to support the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire on Thursday, February 6th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Guests enjoyed light food and drinks, while bidding on several silent auction items, including autographed footballs and helmets donated by Anthony Lanier II.

Royce Learning Center Annual Low Country Boil & Oyster Roast

The Royce Learning Center held their annual low country boil and oyster roast on Saturday, February 1st. Guests enjoyed mingling over the seafood selection. Royce Learning Center meets the needs of children and adults with learning differences and literacy needs through its unique programs.