Episode 509

Top 5 Boarding

Show Description: Get amped because we’re boarding everything from ankle busters to monster barrels as Chad counts down how to Do florida’s Top 5 Boarding Activities.  Then Chef Justin shows some Florida pride when he prepares a savory, fried Florida favorite… Gator Bites and Swamp Cabbage Slaw. And then Chad and the Crawford clan head to Looe Key for a snorkeling adventure!

how to Do Skimboarding

Skimboarding can be done anywhere you can access the ocean water. You’ll only need a few inches of water do to it! Click Here to get more information on Skimboarding.

how to Do Surfing

Trek to the East Coast to catch some waves! With Florida’s great weather, surfing is nearly a year-round activity.  Click Here to get more information on Surfing.

how to Do Wakeboarding

Although you can wakeboard on any boat accessible body of water, the sport started and flourishes in the chain of lakes found in Central Florida. Click Here to learn more about Wakeboarding


how to Do Paddleboarding

Paddleboarding combines the access of a kayak with the vantage point of standing upright. Anywhere you can kayak, you can paddleboard. Click Here to get more information on Paddleboarding.

how to Do Kiteboarding

If there’s a good breeze and water, you can go kiteboarding. Popular areas are beaches and protected bays with little boat traffic. Click Here to learn more about Kiteboarding.


Florida Cooking: Florida Alligator Bites


Yield 4 Servings



  • 1 pound Florida alligator nuggets (defrosted or fresh)
  • 4 cups cornmeal
  • 2 cups buttermilk



  1. Preheat fryer to 350 degrees.
  2. Place cornmeal and buttermilk in separate bowls.
  3. Dip each alligator nugget into the cornmeal, then into the buttermilk. Let the buttermilk drain off slightly, then dip the buttermilk coated nugget back into the cornmeal. Lightly shake off any excess cornmeal.
  4. Place the coated nuggets into the fryer basket.
  5. Repeat the process until all the alligator nuggets are coated.
  6. Make sure not to overcrowd your fryer with too many nuggets.
  7. Cook the nuggets in the fryer for 2 to 3 minutes until they float and the meat is completely cooked.
  8. Take care not to overcook the alligator meat as it can become to chewy.
  9. Let the nuggets drain in the fryer basket, then transfer them to a plate lined with a paper towel.

Honey-Mustard Dipping Sauce


Yield 4 Servings



  • 6 tablespoons Florida honey
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste



  1. In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients. Stir to combine, taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Swamp Cabbage Slaw


Yield 4 Servings



  • 2 eight ounce cans of hearts of palm
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 Florida bell pepper, sliced
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste



  1. Open and drain the cans of hearts of palm.
  2. Slice the hearts of palm into bite sized pieces.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients.
  4. Stir to combine, taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.