SoBe Surf
Surfing & WindsurfingEco ToursNature & Wildlife ToursStand Up PaddleboardingKayaking & Canoeing
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Family Owned and Operated, we are passionate about offering quality, personal service and memorable experiences for all our guest. Our Kayak and Paddle Board Nature Tours launch from the beautiful Brevard Veterans Memorial Center (400 S Sykes Creek Prky, Merritt Island, Fl 32952.. 4 miles from Cocoa Beach). Our quiet launch into the Banana River Wildlife Preserve is just behind the Veteran's Museum (free admission and parking)... Safe and easy waters with manatees, dolphins, fish and water foul. We also offer Kayak and Paddle Board Rentals at the same location. Learn to Surf with our Private Surfing Lessons (you or your group) from friendly, patient lifeguard instructors. We take memorable photos of your group during your adventure and text or email them to you, included in the cost. Booking is easy online and mobile friendly (sobesurf.com)! For a quality, personal outdoor adventure we hope you will join us here at SoBe Surf & Paddle... We love making people happy! Aloha!
Cocoa Beach, Florida

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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sharonortomnelson
Merritt Island, FL1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Our instructor, Gerard, was right on time and very helpful in instructing us on how to properly use the standup paddle boards. Our appointment was at 10am and although it was an early time the Florida heat of the day was pretty warm. We enjoyed our time learning and would recommend this business to anyone desiring to do this recreational sport.
Written August 9, 2020
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Thank you... enjoyed the time on the water with you all.
Written August 11, 2020
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Linnet Brooks
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We booked a 2 hour surf lesson for our 2 kids (12, 10) who had minimal surf experience and no formal surf lessons. Andrew (teacher) and Girard (owner) were both great. Girard helped us book the best time for our kids' surf lesson during the time we had (the weather was variable as we were down in the spring), and had great communication about meeting place and time. Andrew did a wonderful job of reviewing the basics with them, then took them both out into conditions that while not the best, were still surfable. He did a wonderful job of getting them both many good rides and giving them help when needed. Andrew also gave them (and us) some tips for future surfing success. I would absolutely recommend this school for beginner surfers who want some instruction, and from what I saw, for more advanced surfers who want to refine their skills.
Written March 12, 2022
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Thank you... So glad your kids enjoyed the surfing lesson!
Written March 15, 2022
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Cosmopolitan677059
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
My university age son and I rented SUPs for the week to do some paddle surfing. Girard set us beautifully and we both had a wonderful time wave riding. The price was really fair and Girard gave us lots of tips of where to go to surf and how to get the most of it. Girard is a real pro and just a warm, friendly person. I can’t wait to go back to Cocoa and rent a couple of SUP boards from SoBe SUP.
Written February 24, 2020
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Thank you! It was great having you all and surfing with you!
Written February 26, 2020
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Scott G
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Called and spoke with Gerard (the owner)to make sure he was up and running during the Coronavirus. Said he sure was. Explained that we were flying into the local Merritt Island Airport and wanted to do some Kayaking. Gerard described the area where we would be kayaking and said for us to call him when we land and he would be happy top pick us up and bring us to the launch point. He also made it a point to let me know that if for some reason we couldn't fly up for some reason and had to cancel, he would refund our money.

Landed at Merritt Island Airport, called Gerard and he arrived within 10 minutes.
We arrived at the Brevard Veteran's Memorial Center which is where the Kayaks are launched. Gerard launched us into the water and said to call him when we were finished and he would pick us up and take us back to the airport.
My girlfriend and I kayaked for 2 hours and were lucky enough to see a school of dolphins swimming by us!!

Be sure to check out the Memorial displays before leaving. Really beautiful.

I would highly recommend Sobe Surf. Gerard was great!! All good stuff with Sobe Surf!!
Written May 11, 2020
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Glad you had a good time here.... pleasure having you all!
Written May 20, 2020
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SocialRegressive
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Girard taught my wife and I how to paddleboard in about five minutes, then he spent the rest of the lesson correcting our technique and showing us the sights. He didn't treat us like children; he was a cool friend taking us out to try something new. Eventually he turned us loose, and we rambled around exploring the cove. Big-time fun.
Written May 23, 2022
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Thank you! I enjoyed the time with you all.
Written May 31, 2022
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Eric C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
our family rented kayaks to celebrate Mother's Day a bit early. We paid online and when we arrived, our kayaks were already on the launch/beach area.
Social distancing made for a safe and fun day on the river.
Thanks SoBe Surf!
Eric and Anna Carson
Written May 9, 2020
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Thank you! It was great meeting you all.
Written May 20, 2020
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Matt L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Called up the owner looking to rent a couple paddleboards. He had just gotten an emergency appendectomy (yikes!) the day before but was responsive on the phone, told us where to go to meet his colleague for paddleboarding, and we squeezed in a great paddleboarding session in the mangroves and bay with half a dozen friendly dolphins. Everything was seamless and service made it super easy. Thanks!
Written June 5, 2021
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Thank you! Glad you had a good visit with the dolphins :)
Written June 7, 2021
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Bethany M
Indianapolis, IN1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I highly recommend booking kayaks through SoBe Surf! It was easy to book on short notice, there were a variety of kayaks, and the area we kayaked in was nice and secluded, but lovely. At first I thought we would want a tour, but the owner just gave us some quick info on the best places to kayak to in the area. That way we could go where we wanted at our own pace. I would book through them again. Thanks!
Written July 1, 2021
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Thank you :)
Written July 3, 2021
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jenniferklersy
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
There are a lot of places to rent stand up paddle boards in the area but I highly recommend SoBe Surf. Reservations were easy and I got a phone call before my paddle to discuss weather conditions. They were helpful & flexible and we had a fun paddle at our own pace - we saw lots of stingrays & horseshoe crabs.
Written May 31, 2021
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Thank you ... was great having you all with us :)
Written May 31, 2021
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TheRegulationTrip
Houston, TX1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
My wife and I did a surfing lesson with Andrew and it was fantastic. Andrew was great with instructions and managed to get 2 people that had never surfed before up and riding the waves and feeling confident doing it. The company was great with communication and we had an awesome time. Had an amazing time!
Written September 22, 2021
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Thank you... glad you enjoyed the surfing lesson :)
Written September 27, 2021
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