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Wednesday April 23rd Anna Maria Island 8:30am: Gorgeous morning here on the WC, but the surf will continue to elude this week. No surf today and none in the near future. We'll end this week on a flat note, but the models continue to show another system mid to late next week. Sea breezes will break up the afternoon and may just be enough to pump up the kites. Other than this it's looking rather quiet out there. Get out and enjoy, have a happy hump day! -- TD Gulf Temp: 72°

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COMPOUND BOARDSHOP - Compound is your go-to surf shop for SURFBOARDS! With over 200 boards in stock and specializing in custom shapes, we are the place to get dialed in on your new board. We have over 100 Seafarer Surfboards in stock and, with the line up of shapers they have, it is the most diverse board line out there. 100% Florida-made Seafarer Surfboards is a dream team comprising of the most talented and forward-thinking East Coast craftsman, developing the ultimate lineup of boards for every type of surf - from agro groms to groveling grandpas and everything in between. Seafarer has brought together the best of the best from the right coast to push board design forward, conceptualizing and handcrafting boards with our needs in mind. The boards are traditional poly and epoxy constructions, as well as vacuum-bagged epoxy. With names like Bruce Ragan, Larry Mayo, Gregg Geisselman, Jimmy Hannan, Claudie Codgen, Drew Baggett and Rich Price, you can be confident that we will get you the best surfboard for your ability and aesthetic.  www.seafarersleds.com | www.compoundboardshop.com

 
NEKTON - Indian Rocks Beach - Nekton Surf & Skate Shop – Opening its doors in 2006, Nekton Surf Shop was founded by local professional surfer Cory Lopez and his father on the premise of providing quality surf and skate gear to the West Coast of Florida. Nekton has become a place for both locals and visitors alike to pick up boardshorts, and buy a board on the way to the beach directly across the street. Nekton stocks a variety of Surf and Skate brands, as well as several smaller boutique and local brands. While the shop also has large footwear collection from brands such as Vans, & Reef, we also carry a deep selection of Sunglass & Watches. Stop by and check out our board room for the latest Surf, SUP, Skate and Skim Boards. Call us or contact us for more information. Nekton Surf & Skate Shop 1313 Gulf Blvd Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785. 727-593-8292- shop phone 727-593-1313-wave line. Open 10-7 Sun-Thurs • Fri & Sat 10-8. Check out our website for all the brands we carry. NektonSurf.com Like us on Facebook! We have board, bicycle, and beach item rentals available through the store and after hours with Rad Rentals 727-RAD-RENT – Radrentals.com. The Mangers of Nekton Laura & Nathan have recently open their own new store Rad Bicycles and Hobbies across the street from Nekton.
 

OLD NAPLES SURF SHOP - Old Naples Surf Shop is Naples original surf shop established in 1983.  Located on Third Street South in historic Old Naples, we're recognized as the source for quality surf, beach and water sport apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories. We just received a new shipment of surfboards: Now carrying Waters Edge SUPs! 4 Ricky Carroll's, 1 Sam Barker and 1 CC Rider. You'll find all  your favorite brands - Billabong, Costa, Dakine, Electric, Freestyle, Freewaters, Freak, Globe, Havianas, Hurley, Kaenon, Maaji, Nixon, O’Neill, Ocean Minded, Olukai, On A Mission, Patagonia, Quiksilver, Quiksilver Waterman Collection, Rainbow, Reef, Rip Curl, Roxy, Riviera, RVCA, Rusty, Sanuk, Sector 9, Suplove, Volcom, Von Zipper, Xcel, Werner, Zap. We also carry custom surfboards by Ricky Carroll and Sam Barker, Stand Up Paddle Boards from top manufacturers and a wide variety of skim and skateboards. SUP, surf and skim lessons are offered by qualified and certified instructors.  Take one of our SUP fitness classes or clinics, or go for a guided   eco-tour in the area’s beautiful natural environments. oldnaplessurfshop.com

 

SUNCOAST SURF SHOP - Suncoast Surf Shop, Treasure Island, FL since 1966. One of Tampa Bays largest selection of surf boards, stand up paddle boards, skim boards, skateboards, prone paddleboards, & all sorts of clothing and accessories. We have short, long, fun, & fish surfboards by Channel Islands, ...LOST, Global Surf Industries, One World Customs by Juan Rodriquez & many more as well as used boards and all your surf accessories and wetsuits by Da Kine, Freak, Kommunity, OAM, Astrodeck, Xcel, Captain Fin, Futures, FCS, & more. We have skimboards by Zap, Wave Zone, and Exile. Tons of Sector 9, Loaded, Globe, Penny, Arbor, & local Klever skateboards in stock as well as skate accessories. We have SUP  surf, race, touring, & stock boards available from Starboard, Surftech, KM Hawaii, NSP, Naish, Tropical Blends, SIC, Fanatic, Boardworks & USA made Cannibal Boards by AJ Finan & Zulu Race Boards by Packet Casey.  We also have a selection of kids sup boards & paddles, & have over 100 Quickblade paddles in stock as well as Kialoa and Hippo Sticks paddles. The new Surftech Bark Commander prone paddle board is exclusively available through us and Joe Bark with Surftech. We offer lessons, tours, demos & rentals as well as Bailey Rosen's new free kids clinic, & the NEW Nightsup! We have men's & women's swimwear & clothing by O'Neill, Roxy, Quiksilver, Rip Curl, Duvin, Flomotion, Hurley, Volcom, Katin, Rusty, ...LOST, & many more. We also have accessories by Camelback, Sweetwater Wear, Thule racks, GoPro cameras, Rainbow, Reef, & Ocean Minded footwear, tons of sunglasses by Costa, Electric, Maui Jim, Spy, Arnette, Dragon, Smith, Hobie, Zeal, & Bomber, watches by Freestyle & Vestal, & sunscreens by RAW Elements, Waterman's, Sun Bum, & Salt Life, & just in a new slim waist PFD and House of Marley audio accessories for holiday gifts. Pick up your latest issue of ESM, Surfer's Journal, Standup Journal, & SUP The Mag. We still have surf wax for $1! Thank you for 47 great years, Joe, Geri, JoJo and the crew @ Suncoast Surf Shop 9841 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, FL 33706, (727) 367- 2483


 

WATERSPORTS WEST - Largo: FREE ON WATER SUP DEMO MOST SATURDAYS,* Over 200 paddleboards and kayaks in stock 3000 sandals from Olukai, Reef, Rainbow and Sanuk , 100’s of board shorts and bikinis,  New and used SUP deals Save while these last!! Kids SUP only $299  kids  SUP paddles $49.99 Adult paddles $69 New 10’6 Adult SUP $429 •   Over 100 Bote boards in stock, 10’6 Bote all wood deck 5 colors to choose $1199*,  Bote Lowrider $1449  Bote 12  from $1299, Bote Race Wraith  from $1399 Amundson 2013 12’6  $1449  or 11’4 Touring $1349 14’ Naish Glide AST new list 1599.99 now $1099 • Jimmy Lewis 14’ Saber demo race/used list  $2199 our demo now $999 • 12’6 Tahoe Z-Elite all carbon race 2011 new list $2299 now $1199 • 14 Tahoe Z-Elite all carbon inegra  race 2011 new list $2599 now $1399.  SAVE ON SURFBOARDS TOO! all used and scratch & dent boards have been reduced in price   WATERSPORTS WEST 12900 Walsingham Road Largo Open 10-7 M-F • Sat 10-6

 
 

Cory Lopez "Found Footage" Edit from StubTown Media on Vimeo.

Wednesday April 23rd Satellite Beach 7:30am It's a long wait for sets, but there are still some waist-chest high waves coming in. Wind is light offshore out of the WNW around 7mph. After today surf chances for the rest of the week are looking slim, so if you can catch a sesh east side this morning maybe the call. Tides today: LT 9:34am HT 3:45pm LT 10:03pm Atlantic Temp: 73°

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