O’Neill Surf Shop – Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Came across O’Neill’s Surf Shop on the Santa Cruz boardwalk.  It has a great variety of clothes, accessories, skateboards and what not.  The only thing missing were boards.  A great location and lots of history on the walls.

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Core Surf Shop – Cape Canaveral, Florida

Visited The Core Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach.  At old location of Cape Surf.  Dennis has a great inventory of boards and all of the accessories needed.  Good rental prices and great hours.  Just a nice local shop to visit and shop at.

Paddleboard House – Indialanitc, FL

On my last trip to Florida to visit family and friends and to surf, I stopped at the Longboard House in Indialantic, Florida.  They just opened up the Paddleboard House.  It is located just south of their main facility at the corner of 192 and AIA.

They have a fantastic selection of SUP boards, paddles and equipment.  Naish, Starboard, Surftech, Werner, just to name a few.

Ryan is the General Manager and a great guy to get to know if you what to SUP in central Florida.  They also have a good selection of rentals and do demos and lessons.

Surf & Stay – Cocoa Beach, FL – November 2011

As part of our last trip to Florida to visit family for Thanksgiving, we had the opportunity to stay a few nights at the 4 Points by Sheraton Hotel that is part of the Cocoa Beach Surf Company’s surf shop complex.  Cocoa Beach Surf Company is billed as the world’s largest surf shop complex and is directly across from Ron Jon’s.  We had a nice suite that actually overlooked the interior of the multi story surf shop (I was in heaven).

I was a bit strange not having a window directly looking outside, but it was fascinating to see the activity in the surf shop and the Shark Pit bistro.  The room was very comfortable and accented in surf related lamps, pictures, etc.

It was very quite and just a block off the beach.  We would recommend at stay at this unique hotel.

Quiet Flight Surf Shop

In downtown Cocoa Beach Florida, there is a great surf shop, Quiet Flight.

They have been around for quite some time and have an extensive collection of boards for sale or rent.  This is the shop where I rent an SUP board when I want to do some paddle boarding will in Cocoa Beach.

As is the case with many of the local surf shops, they have many vintage boards on display.

They have a pretty nice website and also carry an extensive line of gear and clothing.

Central Coast Standup Paddling

If you are into Standup Paddle Boarding in Morro Bay, CA, This is the place.  Central Coast Standup Paddling is located on the water in Morro Bay at 501 Embarcadero, and whether it is rentals, tours, sales or just having fun you are into, I highly recommend you visit CCSP and owner Matt Hudgens.

 

They do monthly free demos (different reps are always there so there’s lots of new boards to see and try; recently they had a Starboard Surf demo, a Coreban demo, a PSH Progressive demo, and have Angulo demo’s monthly.) They also host weekly social paddles on Thursday nights, and are hosting the Central Coast Summer Race Series. The other event they do is the Jesse King Memorial Race, which has so far raised nearly $3000 for the Morro Bay and Cayucos Junior Guard programs. Matt has proved that they are committed to building both the SUP community in SLO County as well as community in general.

I had a great (but foggy session on Friday early morning around the harbor.  Parked at CCSP and launch right from there.


Matt has a very unique service.  Rent his gondola (for 2) and have Matt take you on a harbor cruise to the beaches or a very romantic sunset cruise (don’t you love the flowers?).  You will not find this experience anywhere else!

Hope you can make it up sometime to check out the shop…if you’re into SUP they are the place.  Open daily and stocking Starboard, Angulo, Pau Hana, Surftech, Werner, Quickblade, Kialoa, and lots more! Check out their blog too….http://centralcoastsup.wordpress.com/