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 …More
Fall paddle on Back Bay with Norfolk State University
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 …More
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 …More
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 …More
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, …More
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 …More
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 …More
Filming “On The Map” with WHIG-TV!
Words & photos by John Streit. We’re always proud to be the media’s source for adventure! Through our great relationship with the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and BCF Agency, we’ve hosted hundreds of travel and adventure journalists from around the globe, showcasing our slice of Virginia Beach on the banks of Back Bay. …More
Group Kayak Tour with Webster Christian
Words & photos by John Streit. Surf & Adventure Co./Ocean Rentals Ltd. received a major shot of youth energy on Tuesday, April 28, when New York’s Webster Christian School seniors departed on their group kayak tour of our Back Bay waterway! We’ve been hosting Webster Christian’s senior trips for many years now, and it’s always …More
Opening Day on Back Bay!
Words & photos by John Streit. With Snowmageddon in our rear view mirror, the days getting longer and the flora turning greener; you’d be hard-pressed to find a Virginia Beach local who isn’t welcoming the transition into springtime. While we have a few weeks to go before mild temperatures become the daily standard, it’s clear …More