This past October Rhody Surf was featured on HGTV's house-hunting show, Island Life. Our surf shop in Downtown Newport was shot early in the episode. Later in the episode our very own Surf Shop & Surf Camp Manager, Allison, takes the house-seeking bachelor out for a surf lesson. Check it out On Demand or on HGTV.com.
Buy the board you learned on. We're selling all of our rental gear to make room for next season's models. Limited supply of used rental gear available - everything will go quick! Plus, additional storewide discounts on apparel, sunglasses, surf accessories and new surfboards all weekend. The sale runs Saturday-Sunday (9/9/& 9/10) from 11 AM - 7 PM at the Rhody Surf Shop on 8 Fair Street, Newport, RI. Don't miss it!
Rhody Surf is opening a brick-and-mortar surf shop in Downtown Newport. After several years of operating as a ‘surf shop on wheels’, the need of a formal homebase for operations developed. A unique location opportunity adjacent to the Red Parrot in Downtown Newport presented itself as the perfect spot that fits our small business.
Like our namesake, the majority of the surf gear stocked at our new shop will be from Rhode Island companies and unique surf brands. Surfboards, apparel, sunblock, wax and other merchandise all have roots to the area. Our new shop is located in the heart of Downtown Newport at 8 Fair Street on the corner of Memorial & Thames. The shop itself is a laid-back surf shop where you can buy a bar of surf wax, grab a board and support other small, local businesses when you visit.
At our roots, we are still a surf school. The new surf shop is a compliment to the instruction programs we’ve built over the years. Pre-season surf camp and lesson bookings are already open and filling up fast. All of our instruction programs can be scheduled online, at the new surf shop or simply by clicking below. This year, all surf lessons and camps will be conducted off the main lot at Second Beach - a few hundred yards down from previous years' operations. Our popular SUP Lesson courses will now be held in the beautiful Newport Harbor.
The new surf shop's grand opening at 8 Fair Street is Saturday, May 27th (Memorial Day Weekend) with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12 PM. We hope to see you there!
Come join us for our 5th Annual Rhody Surf 2nd Beach Clean-Up on August 25th at 6 PM! Registration will open at 6 PM and we'll be running the event until 8 PM. There's free parking, giveaways and all clean-up supplies are provided - all you need to bring are your helping hands. Last year, we had dozens of volunteers help collect debris off of our beautiful Second Beach, bringing in a whopping 140 lbs. of trash! As with years past, we are collaborating with like-minded non-profits, Clean Ocean Access, Surfrider - RI Chapter, and Save The Bay to help bring awareness for the need to keep our coasts clear!
Now you don't have to wait for the beach, you can buy Rhody Surf gear 24x7 on our new online surf shop!
Did we mention that shipping is free...
That's right, after years of requests we are officially launching our online Rhody Surf Shop within our brand spakin' new rhodysurf.com.
You'll be able to find our authentic Rhody Surf gear that was once only available between May and October at 2nd Beach year round right online!
Our new website's full re-design will be complete Winter 2016 with our Rhody Surf Shop to be completed Spring 2016!