Yes, right here on AMI in 1964 – the Brady family opened West Coast Surf Shop, one of Florida’s first ever surf shops. Since then, it’s become not only a piece of history that has produced surfing legends and clothed and supplied most of the island active but a beloved family business. Now, it remains a legendary institution of AMI culture.
While Anna Maria’s Gulf Coast isn’t known for its ideal big waves for surfing, the WCSS has made sure that islanders still get to have their fun on the water. They have a history of hosting fun Surf Camps for local kids, educate visitors on the many other water sports like paddleboarding and skim boarding, and advocate for marine life conservation.
West Coast Surf Shop has everything for your adventuring and water sport desires. Of course, it’s always stocked with a great selection surfboards, skimboards, skateboards, paddleboards, and even boogie boards and snorkeling gear.
Even if you’re not looking to shred the gnar, dive in, or become the next WCSS water sport legend, there’s still plenty for everyone! They have an incredible selection of stylish gear, quality swim suits, and all types of accessories. From shoes and hats to t-shirts and sundresses to sunglasses and sunscreen – stop in WCSS and we know you’ll be impressed with their eclectic and vibrant selection. They have all of the latest from the popular brands like Roxy, Costa, O’Neill, and BillaBong, as well as many other smaller local brands! There really is something for everyone – surfer or shoebie.
The Brady Family remains a staple on our island, and their involvement and encouragement of our local community has been irreplaceable. Since 1964, our island has been made better because of West Coast Surf Shop. We love shopping at WCSS and hope you will make it a part of your next trip!
Shop local and surf’s up.
3902 Gulf Dr.
Holmes Beach, Florida
Photos from West Coast Surf Shop on Facebook.