• Vacation Uncomfortably

    People have been looking at me strange my entire life after I’ve explained my weekend, morning, or vacation. The most common reaction to how I spend my free time is “Why?’ and I know I am not alone.  We proudly wear those expressions of bewilderment as badges of honor.  Surf and Adventure has always been …

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  • Local Knowledge: Sandbridge

    Not everyone gets their vacation jollies from planting their toes underneath an umbrella by the sea. Even those of us that dream away our afternoons dreaming of sitting seaside in Sandbridge will still want to do something else after a couple of sedentary days in the sand.  Luckily for you, Sandbridge boasts a wide variety …

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  • Weather or not to get out

    This week has showcased how nasty weather or the constant threat of nasty weather can have a disastrous effect on people who live outdoors and the forecast doesn’t look much better.  While water temps slowly rise out of the winter freeze, we need all the sun that we can get.  Camping becomes a a game …

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  • Fall paddle on Back Bay with Norfolk State University

    Autumn afternoons on Back Bay Virginia like the one these Norfolk State University students and faculty experienced tell the story of a coastal estuary in transition. As a result, wildlife sightings have been ample and fall colors are becoming more prominent as the season holds on to its last few warm days before the winds …

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  • Flashback Friday: Autumn Paddle on Back Bay

    Photos by Shaun Devine. Words by John Streit. This set of photos flashes us back to our current season — autumn — a few years back for a photo shoot in Muddy Creek for our Surf & Adventure/Ocean Rentals annual guide book. Fall time on Back Bay is a special time of year when the …

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  • Tight Lines & Good Times: Kayak Fishing Tours

    Photos & words by John Streit. As our other kayak tour options have been busy this summer, the same can be said for our kayak fishing tours! We’re stoked to offer this unique outdoor experience in some of the best fishing areas our region has to offer: Back Bay for our freshwater tours and Rudee …

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  • Sit on top and sit inside kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards (SUP) for rental at our boat dock in Sandbridge.

    August Paddling Tours

    Photos & words by John Streit. Summer is in full swing and our Back Bay paddling tours have been cruising off our boat dock nearly every morning so far this month! We’ve been fortunate enough to have our stormy start to summer give way to beautiful, classic midsummer weather — though not as hot and …

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  • Explore with our Ocean Kayak Tours!

    Photos & words by John Streit. The rolling swell, flowing tides and sea breezes beckon the adventurous to strike out on the ocean with paddle in hand! Our Ocean Kayak Tours are your gateway to exploring the expansive Atlantic Ocean where it meets the sandbars off the coast of Sandbridge. This marine environment is home …

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  • Group Lunch Box Kayak Tour with FRG

    Photos & words by John Streit. There’s just something special about leaving the city hustle behind for a couple hours by paddling off the boat dock at our 577 Sandbridge Road location. The ever-present sounds of the town are replaced by the serene songs of redwing blackbirds and wind blowing through the reeds as you …

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  • Smiles for Miles on Back Bay!

    Photos & words by John Streit. While we approach every family’s Surf & Adventure experience with the utmost passion and enthusiasm, it’s always a treat when influential members of our community choose to hit the water with us. That was the case last week, when Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee — founders of the global, …

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  • Beat the Heat: Blue Pete’s Dinner Tour

    Photos & words by John Streit. We invite you to join us on the waters of Back Bay for a late afternoon paddle from Surf & Adventure’s boat dock into Pungo’s Muddy Creek to one of the area’s best restaurants: Blue Pete’s! As we’ve been dealing with a scorching heat wave, staying as cool as …

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  • Paddling with the Society of American Travel Writers

    Words & photos by John Streit. There’s good reason for the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau’s continual showcasing of our signature Back Bay Eco Kayak Tours: It’s one of the most beautiful and affordable gateways into becoming submersed in our region’s natural majesty! This time around, two crews of travel writers and public relations …

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