Local organizations play April Fools' Day jokes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Several local organizations took part in April Fools' Day by playing their own jokes.

The Jacksonville Armada Football Club made a big splash by announcing it will have a floating field, inspired by one in Marina Bay in Singapore.

But the announcement turned out to be an April Fool's prank. The club admitted as much on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, a surfing institution in Anastasia Island is closing its doors after almost three decades ... Or so they wanted people to believe today, but it turns out it was all an April Fool's joke.

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A sign outside the Surf Station said, "We are closing, thank you for 29 great years, last day today."

The owner said they've tricked a number of people with the prank.

"We've had some people come in the store and say, 'what, are you closing', we've had some on social media - 'oh, you got me,'" said Tory Strange.

Strange said for more than 20 years they played the same joke, saying waves were six foot and glassy.

Last year, they said Mary Lou, the giant shark, was spotted in St. Augustine.


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