This massive, multi-level surf shop is a tourist favorite (So expect the prices to be a bit higher than the smaller mom-and-pop stores.). It boasts everything you could possibly need for a surf and beach adventure, all under one roof.
Here, you can browse more than 1,500 surfboards, a variety of unique clothes, swimming suits and beach gear, too.
The Cocoa Beach Surf Company is the world's largest surf complex — Photo courtesy of Rusty Clark / Hottnfunkyradio.com
Sign up for surf school or surf camp, taught by local surfers; there's no need to search for classes and take time away from your travels.
Rent a surfboard, kayak, boogie board or even just beach umbrellas and chairs. The surf shop makes everything easy for you.
After shopping, order a latte at Starbucks and then grab lunch at the delicious Shark Pit Bar and Grill (named after a local surf spot famous for, you guessed it, sharks), which specializes in hand-tossed, brick-oven pizza.
Munch on lunch while watching the NFL Sunday Ticket or surfing videos on the 14 different high-def TVs throughout the restaurant.
The Shark Pit also rolls out a late-night menu, if you need to refuel after an extra long day at the beach.
Pick up a surfboard at the Cocoa Beach Surf Company — Photo courtesy of Carolynn Primeau
You can even stay the night here at the Four Points by Sheraton Cocoa Beach, which shares a roof and parking lot with the surf company. The beachfront hotel claims to be the “coolest hotel” you’ve ever seen, with whirlpool suites, free wifi, sustainable coffee, a 24-hour fitness facility, an Art Deco historic surfing motif and, of course, the attached mega store.
Don’t forget the 40-foot water wall and 5,600-gallon shark and exotic fish tank located right inside the facility, where you can watch the sharks, morays and eels be hand-fed. Or if you’re feeling extra brave, ask if you can volunteer to give them lunch.
Not feeling like getting in the water but want to stay active outside in Florida’s sunshine? The Cocoa Beach Surf Company also can set you up with the right custom skateboard, and the shop is conveniently located just a few miles from the Cocoa Beach Skatepark.
The Cocoa Beach Surf Company is a family-friendly destination on its own; it’s far more than just a place to browse the racks.
Pick up some souvenirs to take home, as well as some gear to use on the waves right outside. And round out the shopping experience with a casual lunch next to the shark tank, lulled by the sound of the rushing indoor waterfall.
There truly is no store quite like this one.