Our current Surf Team roster includes:

The best local surf legends and up and coming groms in South Florida. From Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach and up the coast to St Augustine and  New Smyrna, our team riders are dominating the Southeast.

Noah Flegel

Max Pechonis

Tanner Strohmenger


Island Water Sports is a family run business and has been a long-time supporter of the South Florida surfing community. As a business, Island Water Sports strives to be the number one destination for all your surf, skate and sup needs.

Since the 80s, we’ve been committed to providing the best surfboard selection, shopping experience, and surf team in the area. Our employees and team can share their experience from actual product use. From accessories to electronics to boards, our staff and team have tested many of our products for performance and durability while surfing our local spots and traveling around the globe.

Island staff stays up to date on the brands we carry and new surf product releases. The staff is well versed in the latest shapes and technology available. And, they share this expertise with our customers who shop at IWS.

Our buyers frequently handpick curated selections from the best shapers and surf brands to assure you always have the latest in quality and technology. Therefore, you know when you shop with Island Water Sports, that you’ll find the newest and best in the industry.


Choose your program

We are happy to partner with Island Camps to offer camps, lessons, rentals, tours & private events


About Us

Kirk Cottrell started Island Camps in 1978 with one goal.  To take the surf hungry groms of the swell deprived Florida coast to find some real waves!  He organized surf trips to Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, South Africa, the Bahamas and more.  Creating unforgettable memories and relationships that would last a lifetime.

Decades later, Cottrell’s kids run Island Camps and are blessed to continue to share the stoke of not only surfing but skateboarding, stand up paddling and skimboarding to the South Florida area.

Our goal at Island Camps is to challenge individuals to get out of their comfort zone, face fears and have fun.  Our family of accredited and professional instructors are passionate and knowledgeable about what they teach and are excited to share their experiences.  Whether it’s sharing the rush that comes with catching your first wave or the feeling of flight when you drop in on a skate ramp for the first time.  We live for these moments.