If you’re new to the Tampa area, you’re probably wondering what to expect from the surfing scene. While some argue that you need to go out east to catch the best waves, you’ll see a variety of surfing options right here in Tampa that’ll fulfill your surfing desires.

Not only can you surf through these options in Tampa, but they offer other options like kitesurfing and windsurfing, along with outdoor water sports and boat tours. Take a look at these great options in Tampa to bring out your inner surfer while living in Tampa.

Florida Boarder – 1010 W Grace Street, Tampa

Check out Florida Boarder, a local company that offers everything you need for a day of surfing. Not only do they offer surfing, but you can do windsurfing and kitesurfing through them as well. You likely enjoy surfing and rent or own a board, but if you’ve never tried windsurfing or kitesurfing, Tampa is a great location to go for it.

Windsurfing is similar to sailing where a board is powered across the water by the wind, making the wind the way you propel forward rather than the waves. Kitesurfing also uses the wind to propel you, but you’re holding onto a kite while riding a surfboard.

Be sure to ask about their water sport rentals, boat tours, and more.

Good Vibes SUP – 9064 Hickory Cir, Tampa

Do you love surfing but you want to try other sports like paddle boarding too? Good Vibes SUP has you covered. This location will help newbies out with training and lessons, while offering boot camps for those trying to improve their skills. Get the gear you need too since Good Vibes has clothing and accessories available. Paddleboarding is the obsession at Good Vibes and for those that have never tried it, the instructors here are ready to help you become a pro in no time.

SA Kitesurf Adventures – 224 Boardwalk Place East, ½ B, Madeira Beach

If kitesurfing is your interest, go to SA Kitesurf Adventures, the international kitesurf school and tour company originally started in South Africa. Their schools are located in St. Pete’s, Clearwater, and the Tampa Bay where you can work a certified instructor to learn the basics like how the mechanics work and how to control it. You’ll love a day at the beach going kitesurfing with nice instructors to guide you along a new experience!

The good news is that with the low popular of surfers in Tampa, you won’t have to fight the crowds like you would in other parts of the state and the waves here are all about quality over quantity. Talk to these great companies in the area for surf rentals, paddleboarding, kitesurfing, and more!



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