Warm sand beneath your feet, cold water rushing in, a hint of salty bliss in the wind, waves for days. More than 72 miles of sandy coastline along the Atlantic Ocean make Florida’s Space Coast the perfect destination for surfing enthusiasts, both new and experienced. If you want to learn how to surf, if you want to show off your skills, gliding through the water, sunlight dancing on its surface as you conquer the wild foaming waves, be sure to check out some of the local surf shops for classes, workshops, and the latest surfing gear. Be ready to show those waves what you got!

There are a good number of wonderful surf shops around the Cocoa Beach, Melbourne and the Beaches, and the surrounding area that cater to surfers of all skill levels and will be more than happy to guide you in the right direction. What’s more, you could even order a custom surfboard, handcrafted especially for you, just the way you like it and have it delivered to your home in a few weeks. Here’s where to go:

  • Neilson Surfboards: Owner Tom Neilson says that “Whether a beginner or advanced surfer, the blunt is one of the most fun boards you can ever own.” This surf shop can help you create your dream surfboard made from high-quality materials so you really find some soul in your surfing.
  • Oceansports World: From mini pigs, fun shapes, and long boards, this is the place for 100 percent epoxy surfboards. You can even watch surfboards being shaped in the store as you wait and customize your own creation to hit the waves in your own personal style. Also offering rentals, grab a board and walk right to the beach to find your center on the waves.
  • Surfboards by Chris Birch: Owner Chris Birch’s love for the ocean started when he moved to Satellite Beach in 1968 and believes that artistry and surfboards go hand in hand. Whether you’re looking for a performance shortboard or a custom longboard, this surf shop in Indialantic is the perfect place if you want a unique surfboard with a lot of style. It doesn’t matter if you are a Benny or a local, Chris can hook you up.

Go out and surf the waves of the Atlantic this spring and summer with all the latest gear. Check out surf shops on Florida’s Space Coast for classes, forecasts, and more. The ocean is calling your name and make a splash with a new board designed to glide.