JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A 12-hour beach party to celebrate the opening of a new Pollo Tropical restaurant including "channel surfing" media challenge on a mechanical surfboard.

TV news personalities showed off their RoboSurfing skills to raise money for their charities of choice. Channel 4?s Scott Johnson finished in third place and raised $500 for his charity of his choice: Latin American Missions.

Pollo Tropical held the event to celebrate its newest location at 10989 San Jose Boulevard in the Mandarin Corners Shopping Center. .