Are you planning a vacation to the St. Pete Beach, Florida, area? If so, you may want to contemplate visiting one of the area's surf shops. There are several located in the region. A few also offer rentals. With that said, here's a quick rundown on some of best places to shop:
The Surf Shack is located on Gulf Boulevard. The store carries a good assortment of surfboards, surf apparel, surf accessories, paddleboards and wetsuits. You'll also find an array of skimboards and skateboards. Some of the brand names that you'll find on sale at the shack are Firewire and Nixon. Hours of operation vary.
Water Monkey Paddle Boarding
Water Monkey Paddle Boarding is located on Blind Pass Road. It is a good place to go if you want to rent a paddleboard or brush up on your paddleboarding skills. A full day's paddleboard rental is apt to cost you $60. The company also offers beach delivery services for an additional fee. Surfers should call ahead to confirm the store's hours of operation.
Lenny's Surf Shop
Lenny's Surf Shop is located on Blind Pass Road. The company carries new and used surfboards, paddleboards, skimboards, surf apparel and skateboards. Brands that visitors are likely to find on hand include Rip Curl, Hurley, Sticky Bumps and Torq. The store traditionally opens daily and prices are in line with other surf shops.
North Beach Windsurfing School
North Beach Windsurfing School is located near St. Pete Beach. They rent paddleboards, wetsuits and windsurfing gear. A day's wetsuit rental is apt to cost you a modest $10. Windsurf and SUP rental prices are very reasonable too. The company also sells surfing equipment. Hours of operation vary. As such, the best way to reach a company representative is to call first. Brands that the school uses include Starboard, Dakine, Fanatic and Severne.
Overhead Surf Shop
Overhead Surf Shop is located in nearby Madeira Beach. It is a good place to rent or buy surfboards. A day's surfboard rental tends to cost $50, which is average for the area. The company also offers surfing lessons and paddleboard rentals for modest fees. Hurley, Dakine, O'Neill and Billabong are just a few of the brands that visitors will find available for purchase. Hours of operation are variable.
Suncoast Surf Shop
Suncoast Surf Shop is located nearby on Treasure Island. The store sells a wide array of surfboards, paddleboards, skimboards and skateboards. It is also a great place to rent equipment or sign up for surfing lessons. Surfers should call the store's staff directly to confirm details. Channel Island, Cannibal, Surftech, Hobie and Wave Zone are just some of the brands on offer.
Killeen Gonzalez enjoys watching water sports with her family. She also has a history of interviewing pro surfers.
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