Ron Jons Surf Shop
World's Largest Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach
Sunday July 15, 2018
If you're vacationing in Florida, you've probably seen the Ron Jon's Surf Shop billboards on the side of the road that stretch up and down the eastern seaboard from Canada to Key West. Ron Jon's has been touted as the World's largest surf shop over the years and has went thru changes from being a small cubby hole shop on the Cocoa Beach Pier in the 1960's to the giant colorful tourist surf shop that it is today. Many of our anglers ask about Ron Jons and most visit the Surf Shop when they're in the area to shop for Tee Shirts, memorabilia and other water sports related gear and tourist trinkets. It's a fun place to visit and worth a stop when you visit the Cocoa Beach/Orlando area.
Cocoa Beach is surrounded by both inshore and offshore fishing opportunities. As you approach Cocoa Beach from the Orlando Airport (MCO) you will cross two world famous fishing destinations, the Banana River and Indian River Lagoons. Both lagoons host a large variety of game fish and are known for their Speckled Sea Trout and Redfish. Anglers will also find Tarpon, Snook, Jack Crevelle and Ladyfish when the seasons are warmer.
After you cross over the Banana River Lagoon east of Merritt Island you will most likely see Port Canaveral and several of it's Cruise ships docked and waiting for their passengers to embark on a Caribbean adventure to the Bahamas, Mexico, Jamaica or other island destinations. Port Canaveral is your Offshore Fishing destination for anyone visiting the Orlando or Cocoa Beach area. Canaveral's waters team with sealife and has great big game fishing for ocean enthusiast. When the conditions are right, anglers can expect to find Dorado, Cobia, Kingfish and other sportfish far offshore from the Coastline. Nearshore or beach fishing may have schools of giant Tarpon, Jack Crevelle and Sharks that are often caught on evening trips.
Captains' Richard & Gina Bradley's daughter Savannah displays her surfboard featured on Ron Jons Billboard outside the surf shop on A1A. "I've been sponsored by Ron Jons all the way into college when I competed as an amateur and professional surfer. Ron Jons allowed me many opportunities to travel and compete both in and out of the country at a very young age. Cocoa Beach is my home town and where I learned to surf and Ron Jon's Surf School was where it all started at an early age of ten," explains Savannah. "My father is a fishing charter Captain in Cocoa Beach and fishing goes hand-in-hand with surfing and loving the ocean and beaches. I go fishing with my father when I'm home now and look forward to spending the day on the water catching whatever he has on the agenda that day, IT'S ALWAYS A BLAST!"
Last modified: July 09 2018 18:19:08.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©
Some of Captain Richard's friends get together on a regular basis and go surfing with their kids near Ron Jon's Surf Shop. If Captain Richard is not fishing, you'll often find him out surfing and chasing the waves in his home town or abroad looking for the perfect wave.
Savannah Bradley starting a cutback in Cocoa Beach...