From beach wear to boats, boards to bikinis Surf Expo brought them all together. Photo Rori Paul
As we continue to work on developing our expanding Florida coastal coverage and are building our new blog-a-zine, Enjoy Florida’s Coast, we’re reaching out and looking for more places, products, things to do, and experiences to enjoy, all in an effort to help you plan your next Florida coast getaway or bring Florida’s coast home with you.
Last weekend we attend our first ever Surf Expo, the premiere water-sports, beach, and coastal lifestyle show. Held at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, Surf Expo brings together the makers of everything from water-sports equipment to clothing, travel gadgets to souvenirs and matches them up with buyers, experts and media.
So why would you care that we went to Surf Expo? Because we’re looking for the great, interesting, different, and really cool gear. We’re also discovering the sophisticated, impressive, must-have items that you’re going to be wanting to pay attention to.
Over the coming weeks we will individually profile many of the things we found that we liked most, all as we prepare to launch Enjoy Florida’s Coast, so please come back often to see what we found, and stay tuned, Enjoy Florida’s Coast is just beyond the horizon and readying to rise…
Click on the photo to link to each company. Discover them for yourself and be sure to come back often for more on each and the launch of Enjoy Florida’s Coast.
WaveJet is simply a cool machine. Ok, its the old school water sports board with the new school water jet that lets you keep going if your best days are behind, get going if they're still out ahead, or go even more if you're in the middle of 'em. Photo Rori Paul
We love TEVA. Their sandles are all I wear in that department and can't wait to try on their newest lines. Photo Rori Paul
We're excited to be teaming with Team Cocktail here on RTF - watch for their wear and join the Team. Photo Rori Paul
Skincom offers up this great cabana for protecting your skin from the sun with its UV protection. We're very excited about this product & can't wait to givce it a try. Photo Rori Paul
Suite 230 is a new line that launched at Surf Expo from two young guys with a lot of ideas and energy. Pay attention. Photo Rori Paul
SeaLife is bringing out a new digital for underwater power shots and above water fun. We've already got it on our "wish list" Photo Rori Paul
This bag was so great we bought one. Photo Rori Paul
Reef Surfer lets you literally surf underwater - man this looks cool! Photo Rori Paul
Jimmy Buffett brings you the islands home with his (associated) line of clothing. Classy and fun at once. Photo Rori Paul
The Jobi Gorillapod lets you get the shot and its fun too. Photo Rori Paul
The boys from Howler Brothers have some great fun in the sun wear, like these mesh shirts I simply loved. Photo Rori Paul
GoPro lets you shoot the action right when you're in it. We loved this product & can't wait to get one & add it to what we're doing. Photo Rori Paul
Bottom Crawlers is a line of beach and boat clothing that brings comfort at a fresh new look to your wardrobe. Photo Rori Paul
AquaGlide offers plenty of fun for the water from slides to this sailiing-SUP-gliding unit to a blow-up SUP. Photo Rori Paul
Aqua Box is a watertight holder for your smart phone. Photo Rori Paul