Mr. Surf’s has been around for years, and it’s a neighborhood staple. Both locals and tourists stop in on the regular, whether they need to pick up new fins or wax for their surfboard, rent a kayak for the day, or sign their kids up for surfing classes. A newly added coffee bar and cafe on the same property adds a handful of surprisingly tasty menu items to the surf shop’s offerings; here you’ll find avo toast, acai bowls brimming with color and flavor, and mochas that’ll keep you coming back.
When you walk in the door, the first thing you’ll notice is the colorful, clean storefront and the warm welcome you’ll receive. Everything is clean, neat, in order, and yet suffused with the surf culture vibe–natural wood architectural elements, longboard displays that look a little like a work of art, and flip-flops and snapbacks galore along with their more “serious” watersport accouterments. Outside the store on the same property, Finn’s Cafe and Coffee Bar invites you to step over and peruse the menu; it’s the perfect spot to grab a hearty snack and energizing drink before (or after) hitting the waves.
Between the food truck options and the surf shop’s impressive selection of beachwear, footwear, sunglasses, jewelry, and more, even dedicated non-surfer’s will find plenty to pique their interest, so you won’t have to worry about less water-enthusiastic friends or family being bored to tears while you ogle all the shop’s offerings.
Whether you’ve got years of experience under your belt or just fancy trying out something new during your vacation, you’ll be welcomed at Mr. Surf’s. Visitors report a consistently friendly, uplifting atmosphere and attentive, helpful employees. For the avid surfers hitting the bay, hundreds of boards are available for rental each day–both short and long. And affordable surf and SUP classes/one-on-one lessons get you up on the water with confidence.
Mr. Surf’s is located on Thomas Drive in Silver Sands Beach, which sits just beside PCB’s Lower Grand Lagoon. It’s a quick drive from central Panama City Beach, and it’s within minutes of great surf, SUP, and kayak launch spots.
– A weekly or monthly membership option dramatically reduces the price of rentals, so you won’t have to break the bank to spend as much time on the water as you want.
– Mr. Surf’s maintains a daily surf report on their webpage, so if you’re trying to decide whether it’s going to be a good day on the water, check it out.