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.
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.
Ron Jon Surf Shop is the “Disney World” of surf shops. It was founded in 1959 in New Jersey by Ron DiMenna.
The original Ron Jon Surf Shop opened in Long Beach Island, New Jersey in 1961. DiMenna sold surfboards out of that tiny Jersey shore shop and supplied former customers with surfboards to open their own surf shops on the East Coast. When he headed to Florida two years later and opened the “One of a Kind” Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach, he sold even more.
Ron Jon Surf Shop has grown into a world-famous surfing mecca. Once a small surf shop , Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach, Fla. has morphed into a world of summer fun in itself, encompassing more than two acres, overflowing with more surfwear, sportswear and beach gear than is available in any other single venue. The flagship store in Cocoa Beach is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The three-story structure has a fantastic collection of boards and an endless supply of gear and surfing wear. Across the street from the main store is a rental operation and surf museum.
Cocoa Beach Surf Company advertises itself as the “world’s largest surf complex” and is located on A1A in Cocoa Beach, Florida directly across from Ron Jon’s Surf Shop. The complex includes a Sheraton Four Points Hotel, Starbucks and The Shark Pit bar & Grill. Cocoa Beach Surf Company has a great inventory of boards, gear and surf/beach wear. They also have an extensive rental business. In the center of the complex is a huge saltwater aquarium with live sharks swimming around with many other species of fish.
Cape Surf was established in 2006 and is the only surf shop in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The shop has over 400 boards in stock both new and used from most all of the major makers at the best prices in town. Cape Surf offers a friendly atmosphere, great deals, and a staff that has surfed all over the world. The surf team is headed up by Cocoa Beach local Josh Wilson and many groms.
Oceansports World Surf Shop is located at the south end of Cocoa Beach, Florida on A1A. They have surfboards, SUPs, kayaks and a variety of surf related gear and accessories. Their signature boards are Island Surfboards.
Central Coast Surfboards in San Luis Obispo (55 Marsh Street) was founded by Mike Chaney and two other fellow surfers. It has a great selection of boards, wetsuits and appeal. Also has some winter sports equipment and clothes.