Cocoa Beach Surf Company

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.

Oceansports World Surf Shop

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.

California Kiteboarding

California Kiteboarding is located in the heart of downtown Pismo Beach, California.  Although specializing in equipment for the sport of kiteboarding, they also are a great resource for Stand Up Paddleboards.  In fact, Jason Lee at Calif Kiteboarding sold me my two Naish SUP boards.  They also carry other gear such as paddles, helmets, vests, etc.  Jason has some demo boards and often he can be found at Addie Street beach south of Pismo Beach Pier giving surfers a chance to try out his new boards.  Drop by and give this great sport a try.

St. Thomas Surf Shops

While in St. Thomas in April 2011 there was very little surf.  Only surf visible when I was there was at Hull Bay.  A long paddle out since the spot is on private property.  Waves were 3 to 5 foot.

The island is a good spot for Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP).  Equipment is available at most of the resorts and from a number of vendors on the island.

While on St. Thomas, I did have the opportunity to visit several local surf shops.

The Caribbean Surf Company has three locations in St. Thomas.  The offer a huge variety of boards, appeal and glasses.

Evolution Surf Shop is a small, mostly apparel, store in Red Hook.

It was an adventure in itself finding West Indies Wind Surfing Surf Shop.  Situated near Red Hook at the ending of a narrow, winding, sometimes dirt, road.  The shop specializes in wind surfing, kite surfing and SUP.  I had wanted to take some kite surfing lessons, but the wind was too strong.  Maybe next time.