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Surfing on Anna Maria Island

Published on February 24, 2016 by Terry Whyte

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Surfing is a hugely popular activity on Anna Maria Island....and for good reason.....

One of the most popular spots for surfing in the area is White Avenue in Anna Maria City. It’s well known by the locals and is known to be the best surfing in the area. The Gulf of Mexico offers favorable surfing conditions, and on rough days White Avenue is a an absolute hive of activity.

Bradenton Beach also offers a fairly popular spot called the 3 Jetties, although Anna Maria Island doesn’t offer huge waves to ride, it is a great place to visit when there is a storm in the Gulf or for learners.

You can keep an eye on the surf conditions here

If you're here with the kids and want to really get them involved in the water and make the most of local area you have to check out one really popular event, which takes place over 8 weeks each summer, Eternal Summer Surf Camp. Bringing in over 200 sign ups from children each year is hugely popular and is free for them to attend. The surf camp was set up by surfers and operates solely on donations from people and organizations. It is situated between Park and White Avenue on the island and gets very busy so it is best to book your place whilst you're making your booking with us for your place to stay.

Check out this video from Eternal Summer Surf Camp

Just ask if we can help in any way, we've been on the Island for 11 years now and have built up quite a bank of knowledge on what's going on in and around the Island for all ages, abilities and tastes!

And for a few minutes dreaming about your next visit - enjoy this video taken from the sky and sharing the beauty of Anna Maria Island from above, surf's up!

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Meet The Author
Hi, I am Terry, my wife Sandy (who writes our blogs) are the caring, hands on owners and managers of Anna Maria Condo Rentals. We’ve been here for years, so we know Anna Maria Island, the island’s condos, and our island’s guests. We understand you – what you need, what you want, and what you’d really like to have. With us, every stay balances the rigorous requirements of professional managers with the enthusiasm, pride and personal touches of an owner-managed rental. That means that with us, you enjoy the dual benefits of an in-the-know local combined with the professionalism and expertise of a serious company. Come on down and experience the difference for yourself. Our family fell in love with Anna Maria Island the first time we visited in 1989. Every summer since, we’ve spent our vacations on this island, and in 1995, we bought our first condo here. Having a young family at the time meant we had to rent our condo to offset ownership costs. Thankfully, by offering luxurious accommodations at an affordable price, we were able to keep the condo booked for an average of 50 weeks a year. These steady bookings allowed us to purchase our second condo in 2013, and a third in 2014. While opening up these homes has allowed us to keep returning to the island—and even better, to a house that feels like home—we also truly enjoy offering a place to guests to discover Anna Maria Island and feel at home here, too.
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