Summer of 1978... Kirk Cottrell, $15.000, 500 square feet in Pompano Beach and Island Water Sports was born. A business used to reach out to the youth for Jesus & support a healthy surfing habit. In 1979 Kirk moved the store to Deerfield Beach, where the store remains to this day. Through trials and tribulations, Kirk and his wife Lucinda built a foundation for the surf community in South Florida that has lasted for the past 40 years. Bringing us into present times, Kirk's children (Cheyne, Karly & Linsey) now run the shop. They share the same dedication to the community as their father once did. Island Water Sports remains to be a staple name in the surf & skate industry. As the days of locally owned shops fade away, they vow to keep the dream alive through Kirk's original focus. Jesus, community & surfing.
Island Water Sports is located in Deerfield Beach, on the east coast of South Florida. At Island Water Sports, surfing is not just our business, it’s our blood. We are owned and operated by second and third-generation surfers and skateboarders. Kirk Cottrell opened the shop in 1978. His son, Cheyne, took his first steps as a child inside the store, and now, Cheyne oversees the operation with the help of his mom, sisters, and close family friends. Many of our staff members are also top-rated amateur and professional surfers, which ensures that we have the most up-to-date product knowledge and experience!
We have the most comprehensive selection of products in South Florida, for all varieties of action sports. We have dedicated our lives not just to surfing and skateboarding, but to saving the local and traveling surfer and skateboarders. We are always ready and willing to offer advice on products or just swap stories after a session.