WindanSea organizes surf lessons and more — Photo courtesy of WindanSea Boardshop
The Space Coast has no shortage of surf and skate shops. But one board shop stands out above the rest.
WindanSea Boardshop in Cocoa Beach offers a different spin on a surf store. In addition to a wide selection of surfboards and skateboards, WindanSea is a local authority on stand-up paddleboarding.
And this shop walks the walk – er, skates the skate – right on site. In fact, WindanSea offers a 25-by-12-by-3 halfpipe and a 5-foot halfpipe right in the shop. So shoppers can try out their skateboards before they buy and maybe pick up some tips from the local experts.
In fact, the shop lets shoppers rent or demo all boards before buying, and staff will help pick the perfect size and style board. And all boards have been tested out before they hit the shelves, so staff can make true recommendations.
Everything is hands-on here. WindanSea also features a shaping bay, where shoppers can learn how to shape their own surfboard or watch an expert craft boards firsthand.
Beyond the on-site skate ramp, WindanSea shares its passion far beyond the building walls. The local, family-owned and operated shop runs surf and paddleboard lessons and tours throughout the Space Coast.
Take paddleboard lessons through WindanSea — Photo courtesy of WindanSea Boardshop
After all, as the company puts it, “A tour is a great way to learn all the best places to paddleboard and surf,” whether you’re a local or a tourist.
Instructors will take people out on local eco tours or guide them in yoga on a paddleboard, led by a certified yoga instructor. For specific techniques, travelers can sign up for general SUP lessons, flat and race lessons and paddle surf lessons, in addition to straight surfing classes. Or join WindanSea’s group, Sup it Up, and explore Florida’s waters and nature from a different perspective.
From the outside, shoppers might not expect anything special. But as soon as you walk through the doors, you'll be surprised by the huge selection, including hand-crafted surfboards and boards, all made in the USA. It's the only shop in the area that carries Coreban and Infinity boards.
A board at WindanSea — Photo courtesy of WindanSea Boardshop
For stand-up paddleboard lovers, WindanSea has the spectrum of boards, for paddling on flat water, racing, touring, doing SUP yoga or floating on the surf.
The shop also carries accessories. For skating, that means everything from risers to trucks to Bones bearings.
WindanSea is conveniently located, too, not far from the popular Cocoa Beach Pier in Pier Plaza. For such an active shop, it’s only fitting that the actual beach would be easily accessible.