Archives for July 2013

B.C. Surf and Sport Back 2 School Sale





Its Back 2 School Time!! We are having our huge awesome amazing

This Weekend!! *Tax Free Weekend*

It all starts >>THIS Friday<< August 2nd at 10am!!

ALL Backpacks 15% off!!

All Clothing 15% off!!

All Sandals 15% off!!

$10 off all Regular priced shoes!! (priced at $30 or more)

All watches and sunglasses 15% off!!! WOW!!!

call for more info 954-564-0202





In Ft. Lauderdale almost ride-able, but not quite. Good for lessons and little ones though.


G.I. Joe would go! For the rest of us it’s totally flat.

I’m heading to St. Augustine tomorrow for a couple of days. I’ll update from up there if there’s any surf. Looks like I’ll be coming back to some surf down here on Wednesday. If the forecast holds there might be some surf on Wednesday and Thursday down here. Nothing too big but at least it’s a break from this flat spell.


Glassy flat this morning. Looks like it’s going to be another scorcher again today.

I was hoping we’d get a little something from Dorian but it doesn’t look like that’ll be happening now. Looks like another week of flatness for us.

IWS back to school sale


It’s that time of year again! Tax free weekend is coming up quick, so head on over to Island Water Sports on August 2-4 for our annual Back to School Sale!! Crazy deals going on this year…

20% OFF Clothing

20% OFF Footwear

20% OFF Backpacks and Accessories

15% OFF All Sunglasses and Watches Additional

20% off all clearance items

Take an extra 6% (no sales tax) on most back to school apparel and accessories.

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE GLOBE BANTAM SKATEBOARDS!!! *only redeemable to classic bantam cruisers





Flat. Looks to stay that way for awhile.

It’s that time of year for the ol’ CupNball.


Flat with light winds. Good beach day for a paddle.


New York Mets v Miami Marlins

Pompano Beach, Port Everglades, Haulover, Government Cut to Ocean Reef

The snook fishing at the ocean inlets was outstanding before the windy and rainy weather settled in this past week. Live threadfin herring fished near the bottom was the quickest way to hook up with the snook. Bouncing jigs off the bottom was also producing snook strikes. Snook can be targeted for catch and release only. Offshores fishing reports were thin this past week due to the bad weather. Those that did manage to get offshore were treated to sloppy conditions and a few kingfish, bonitos and dolphins. Bottom fishermen were catching a few gag groupers, mutton snappers and almaco jacks. Nighttime bottom fishing for mangrove and yellowtail snappers should rebound this weekend. H

North Biscayne Bay Inshore

Plenty of sea trout continue to reward inshore bay fishermen. Many of the trout are undersize but enough slot size fish with a few being over 22 inches can be caught by fishing small live baitfish under a Cajun Thunder float and by casting Rapala X Raps and Hookup lures tipped with a Gulp! or Trigger X shrimp. On recent charters in North Bay before the weather got terrible my clients caught over 30 trout to 24 inches, ladyfish, snapper, bluefish, barracudas, snook and jumped small tarpon. All of this action took place over grass flats that were three to six feet deep. Nighttime snook and small tarpon action has been fair around bridge shadow lines and under dock lights.

South Biscayne Bay

Captain Jorge Valverde reported to me that last week before the heavy weather settled in he had hot action from bonefish to eight pounds, shots at permits and small tarpon and lots of action from lemon and bonnet head sharks. Almost all of the action was on large live shrimp and the best areas were the shallow flats in the bay between Oceanside islands to the western shorelines south of Black Point Marina. Bottom fishing in the Finger Channels is producing small snappers and jacks.

Flamingo in Everglades National Park

Captain Neil Baron told me the other day that he was alerted by another Flamingo boater about a Burmese python that was swimming to Murray Key. The two boats worked together to subdue the creature and captain Baron brought the snake back to the Marina where it was given to a Park representative. Mangrove snappers and sea trout seem to be easy to catch if you fish soft plastics, shrimp and cut pinfish in almost any of the channels in Florida Bay. Most of the snappers are small but many of the snappers will be over 12 inches. Working the deeper grass flats from Conchie Channel south to the Banks is also a good area to get your legal limits of snapper and sea trout. Plenty of sharks can be targeted with big chunks of ladyfish fished on the bottom in these channels. Snook and redfish have been active on the nicer days. Best action has come up on the shallow flats of Florida Bay. Soft plastics rigged weedless is your best bait when targeting these fish on the grass flats. In the backcountry small tarpon, snappers, sea trout, redfish and a few snook are biting along the mangrove tree shoreline



Flat and overcast. The winds feel like they’re picking up a little and are forecast to increase throughout the day and into tomorrow as a weak tropical wave passes through south Florida. It doesn’t look like we’ll get much but hopefully it’ll get rideable.


Knee to waist high with some bigger sets. Low tide pretty much killed it everywhere I looked from North Broward through South PBC.  Yesterday got fun with the incoming push around noon. Hopefully the same will happen again today.

NWS is calling for the winds to back off tonight and pick back up again Friday and Saturday.