Pensacola is the gateway to the Florida outdoors. Adventure awaits for the adventuresome at heart on the Gulf Coast. The emerald waters and sugar sands that line our coast make a perfect setting for surfing, kayaking and paddleboarding. The rivers and waterways are fun for kayaking and paddleboarding. There are miles of trails from the beaches to the forests in Northwest Florida creates the perfect location for hiking, biking, and runners alike.
Gearing up for your adventures can be done at any of these local outdoor businesses. Help support these folks as they support you by providing you with the gear you need for your adventures.
Surfing, Paddleboarding & Kayaking
Gear up for paddling and surfing adventures at these locations:
Coastal Paddle Company– Get decked out with a paddleboard and accessories at Coastal Paddle Company located in Gulf Breeze. Coastal Paddle is the official YOLO Board dealer for this area. In addition, they carry products from these great brands: TOMS, Camelbak, GoPro, Kialoa, Hinano, Kahuna Creations, Olukai and more.
Pensacola Kayak and Sail– They offer a full line of kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and accessories.
Innerlight Surf Shop– Innerlight has been serving the Gulf Coast since 1969. Innerlight has locations in Gulf Shores, Pensacola, Gulf Breeze and Destin and they will be opening a new location in 2012 on Pensacola Beach. They are your one stop shop for surfboards, paddleboards, skateboards and skimboards. There are also a wide range of clothing and accessories in sizes infant to XXL. Need help getting started? They offer camps, rentals, and private and group lessons.
Waterboyz– Custom to stock surfboards, wax, leashes, traction and board bags.
Weatherford’s– Weatherford’s is an outdoor, snow sports and four-season apparel store.
Hiking & Running
Running Wild– Running Wild is your complete endurance sport and lifestyle fitness resource.
Intracoastal Outfitters– Intracoastal Outfitters’ mission is to help every customer better enjoy the outdoors, whether it be locally, regionally, or globally. Whether it’s a pair of Merrell hiking boots and a North Face pack for a trip out West or a pair of Vibram 5 Fingers and a dry bag for a weekend of paddleboarding, they outfit our customers from head to toe for comfort, travel, and outdoor adventure. Intracoastal Outfitters also specializes in premium Euro comfort shoe lines like Birkenstock, Naot, and Dansko.
Bikes Plus– Bikes Plus has two locations in town and one in Gulf Breeze. They carry Trek, Gary Fisher, and a wide variety of accessories.
Truly Spokin’– Truly Spokin’ has one location in Pensacola and the other is near the Blackwater Trail in Milton, Florida. They carry Giant, Bianchi, Electra and more.