Does the Gulf (Venice-Sarasota) even get surf?
No. Check out my local surfing photos though.
What are local surfing conditions like?
Where can I rent a surfboard?
Where can I buy a surfboard, skimboard, wetsuit, leash, and sunscreen?
You may still want to try the Compound (above).
Drifters Boutique – Boardshop
Located inside Skips Marina
Come in and check out drifters surf, skate, and skim selection
Hours: 8am – 5pm
I’m a total newb/grom, how can I learn to surf?
Hit up Julia from Paradise FitSurf. She’s one of the nicest humans on earth, and I’ve personally seen her teach the newest of surfers how to get up and get going.
What about this surf etiquette thing I’ve seen all these memes about?
Here’s a link. The basic rules of surf etiquette.
When are you shooting (surf/skim) next?
I usually try to hit every swell, but I travel for events and have a million obligations (just like you). Hit me up on Insta, if you think there’s a swell coming. I’ll let you know.
How can I tell if I should go to North or South [top secret location]?
If the wind has any strength, and it’s coming out of the north, then you hit South. The counter is true, if the wind is coming out of the south. You want a wind-break on that side, hit North.
Other Sites and Surf Information for Florida