In Jacksonville there is no such thing as a surfing offseason, which is probably what makes it such a go-to destination for surfers. You’ll always find amazing waves on this stretch of the Florida coast! Jacksonville is also a great place for surfers off all levels, whether you’re a beginner or a novice.
But where do surfers in Jacksonville get their gear? That’s what we’re here to tell you! So without further adieu let’s take a look at ten of the best surf shops in Jacksonville.
Address: 221 1st St N Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Phone: (904) 247-7873
Hours: Monday to Wednesday 10am-8pm, Thursday to Saturday 10am-8:30pm, Sunday 10am-7:30pm
Located at Jacksonville Beach, Jax Beach Surf Shop is run by Tony Hall who has 35 years of surfing and skateboarding experience.
What Tony doesn’t know about boardsports isn’t worth knowing! He’s surfed all over the world in surfing paradises like Bali, Sumatra, El Salvador, Panana, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico, Kauai, Maui, and California. In fact, he owned a surf shop in San Diego for 10 years.
Tony is dedicated to passing all that knowledge onto his staff so they can in turn pass their knowledge onto you and make sure you’re making the best purchases when shopping for surf gear. But if you have any questions for Tony he loves to answer them!
Jax Beach Surf Shop stocks the highest quality products at a number of different price points. Their surfboards are hand-shaped by Roberts Surfboards from Ventura, California and Gary Wilson of Kinetic Surfboards who has been shaping surfboards for 30 years.
They also stock Stand Up paddle boards from brands like Nu Wave as well as soft top paddle boards, SUP paddles from Aquaglide, Edge, and Broadscope. But they don’t just have surfboards to offer. At Jax Beach Surf Shop they sell leashes, backpacks, travel bags, wallets, purses, rashguards, surf shirts, and surf rack systems.
There you’ll find quality surf accessories from brands like Astrodeck, SurfoCo, Block Surf, Power Balance, Sticky Bumps, Suncure, Just Surf, Future Fins, Captain Fin Company, and many more!
They also have a wide range of options when it comes to clothing, selling apparel from surfer favorites like Patagonia, Hooked, DaKine, Island Daze, and Jax Beach Surf Shop custom shirts.
Their wetsuit program is produced by Body Glove, and they sell only the best sunscreens from brands like Watermans, Head Hunter, Sun Bum, and Zinka. For your feet they sell only the very best sandals and flip flops from Astrodeck, Cobain, Rider, and Sanuk.
At Jax Beach Surf Shop they also specialize in longboard and street skateboards from brands like Blank, Carver, Drifter, Creature, Never Summer, Penny, Flip, Santa Cruz, and Z-Flex.
They also have a selection of wheels from Abec 11, Bones, Gravity, Penny, and Ricta. Meanwhile they stock trucks from world-famous brands like Independent, Randal, Road Rider, Krux, and more.
Meanwhile, they also sell barrings from Swiss Bones, China Bones, and Amphetamine Hybrid Ceramics. It’s safe to say that whatever type of skate you need, Jax Beach Surf Shop has a wide variety of products available to help you!
They’ve also got your skimboard needs covered too, carrying the finest brands from around the world such as Apex, Exile, and Victoria. If you need a travel bag they offer a Dakine travel case and a Skim DVD to help you on your way.
They also offer deck traction from Dakine and Astrodeck, but can custom order products from Exile or Victoria to help you achieve the perfect Skim.
Address: 241 Atlantic Blvd Ste 102 Neptune Beach, FL 32266
Phone: (904) 372-9083
Hours: 9am-9pm all week
Founded in 2010 by Tiffany Layton Oliser as a mobile surf and paddleboard school, Jax Surf and Paddle soon grew. Tiffany began offering more lesson and class options every year and was proud to open Jacksonville’s only all-day surf camp.
Jax Surf and Paddle has now taught over 10,000 classes and with a logo change opened their doors to their Neptune Beach School in 2014. But Jax Surf and Paddle’s expansion also included a retail store!
Another store has also now opened in Beaches Town Center, stocking men and women’s clothing, including swimwear, hats, sunglasses, accessories, rash guards, sunblock, surfboards, paddleboards and gifts.
The store is just two blocks away from the beach, so you can reward yourself after a lesson by purchasing a goodie from the store!
What’s more, as a student of Jax Surf and Paddle you get a complimentary private locker. Lessons and rentals are available 7 days a week.
Address: 10030 Heckscher Dr Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone: (904) 256-4151
Hours: Monday to Sunday 9am-5pm
Fort George Surf Shop was founded in 1974 by Jim Rodgers who grew up surfing the fantastic waves of the North Jetty and fell in love with Fort George Island. He decided to open his surf shop in what was the island’s post office, and was once a WWI army barracks.
Jim opened his store to meet the demand of the growing surf culture sprouting up around The Jetties, which is now known as Huguenot Park. Jim’s desire to preserve the local surf break led to him establishing a designated surfing area in Huguenot Park, which you can find south of the flats to the jetty.
Jim also grew up fishing and clamming which made him very familiar with the waters of Fort George.
Jim also introduced sit on top kayaking to the area, after wondering if there was a quicker, more convenient way to get around the island. Even now it’s still a favorite way to explore the beautiful and clean Fort George River and the surrounding coastal waters.
After giving retirement a try Jim returned to the store, reopening it in April 2015. At Fort George Surf Shop you can find new, used, and rental surfboards, kayaks, SUPs, board accessories, as well as swimwear and other beach accessories.
As you hop from island to island down the A1A or head to the island via the few remaining river ferries make sure to take in the unique coastal forests, salt marshes, and the abundance of wildlife the island has to offer.
Most importantly though, pay a visit to Fort George Surf Shop! It’s been a go-to for surfers and beach lovers for decades! No visit to Fort George is complete without it!
Address: 834 Beach Blvd Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Phone: (904) 241-0822
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 10am-6pm. Friday to Saturday 9am-6pm.
Sunrise Surf Shop opened on November 6, 1976 and through a lot of dedication and hard work, Sunrise has become a favorite surf and skate shop in Jacksonville.
Sunrise Surf Shop is also a family-run business, and is proud to serve Jacksonville surfers, providing them with all the equipment they need.
One motto has seen the store through the years, and is reflected in everything they do. That motto is “surf and skate with the best.” Sunrise Surf Shop prides itself on the athletes who have been patrons of their store over the years, and the part they have played in helping them to reach their goals and aspirations in their chosen sport.
But that’s not Sunrise Surf Shop’s only link to competition. They have done brilliantly in the regional and national surf shop challenges sponsored by Oakley. They’ve won 9 regional events since 2007 and have also brought home three national titles in that time. They were proud to be awarded the best and most core surf shop in the U.S.
These accolades keep Sunrise focused on what is important, and that is giving back to the communities that support them. They regularly sponsor local surf contests, charities, and other sports-affiliated teams. Other charitable pursuits include participating in various clothing drives and surf camps dedicated to children with autism.
Address: 2022 1st Ave Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: (904) 432-8482
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 10am-6pm, and Saturday 10am-7pm.
You can find Amela Surf Co. in Seaside Plaza, just a couple of steps away from Seaside Park Beach.
They have great selections of both everyday and beach apparel for men, women, and children, including apparel from the best surf brands.
Have you hit the beach and been inspired to do some spontaneous surfing but don’t have a board? If you’re on Seaside Park Beach just head to Amelia Surf Co. and they can hook you up with a wide variety of rental boards!
This includes bodyboards, skimboards, SUPs, and surfboards. All rentals are first come, first serve and you can rent the boards from 2 hours to 1 week.
What’s more, there’s a Go Juice shop attached to the surf shop, so if you’re in need of a refreshment after a day at the beach, head to Amelia Surf Co. for some local, fresh juices, smoothies, coffees and even delicious açaí bowls.
Address: 615 3rd Street South, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Phone: (904) 249-9848
Hours: 10am-7pm all week
Owned by life-long surfer, Jim Austin, Austin’s Surf Shop has been a staple in Jacksonville Beach for over 40 years.
Address: 936 Shetter Avenue, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Phone: (904) 463-7228
Hours: 10am-5pm all week
Mystic Surfboards was founded by Jim, who started surfing in 1966 at Barbers Point, Oahu. He later moved to the east coast when the ‘shortboard revolution’ was in its heyday. Living in Virginia Beach in the early 70s he began to strip old boards and re-shape them, and soon became addicted to the craft.
Jim is showing no signs of slowing down, still crafting boards 40 years later. At his Jacksonville Beach factory Jim shapes, paints, glasses and sands every surfboard by hand and in-house.
These surfboards are deceptively simple, packed with attention to detail and made of high-quality materials. If you want a beautiful, one-of-a-kind surfboard look no further than Mystic Surfboards!
8. Salt Life
Address: 240 South 3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Phone: (904) 595-5370
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 10am-6pm. Friday and Saturday 10am-7pm
Salt Life began life as a decal and they have since sold over 2 million of these to their treasured customers. Salt Life has evolved to be more than just a logo, representing a passion for the ocean, the surfing way of life, and the salt air!
Salt Life was founded by four watermen from Jacksonville Beach, and is much loved by ocean enthusiasts across the world.
Salt Life’s products are made to stand the test of time, and this is made possible by Salt Life’s team of avid watermen putting their apparel to the test in the harsh environments found in saltwater sports like surfing.
Developing a trusted, high-quality brand hasn’t been easy, but it’s all been worth it. Salt Life’s apparel is designed to take you from the boat to the beach with ease and is constantly evolving with new technology.
Salt Life aims to provide the best quality apparel, performance gear, accessories and sunglasses whether you’re catching some waves, diving, or fishing.
Address: 239 1st St, N Jacksonville Bch, FL 32250
Phone: (904) 241-5088
Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am-8pm. Sunday 9am-7pm.
Surf and Skate Surf Shop Jax Beach has been serving the surfing needs of Jacksonville Beach residents since 1986. They stock clothing from famous brands like Rip Curl, Reef, Vans, RVCA, and Stance, as well as a wide array of surfboards, skateboards, and surfing and skating accessories.
10. Fluid Surfboards
Address: 2215 3rd St S, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Phone: (904) 651-8395
Hours: 10am-5pm all week
Fluid is a small surf shop that prides itself on making apparel and custom surfboards just as good – if not better – than the big surf brands out there.
From their hand-built, custom epoxy surfboards, to their soft-print trees and woven-label patch truckers, they want to prove to you that small, independent surf brands can compete with the big dogs.
They also believe that when it comes to surfboards, one size definitely does not fit all. All surfboards are handcrafted to your specific requirements. This makes for a truly unique surfing experience as no one surfboard is the same and made to suit you. All Fluid Surfboards want to do is make you the perfect board!