Things To Do In Ormond Beach


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  • Surfs SUP
    Chris Patterson's first time on a standup paddleboard went the opposite of how most of his clients' first experiences go. "People don't think they can do it because it looks like a surf board, but once they do it, they're hooked," he said. But for Patterson, who had surfed Hawaii's waves for seven years, his first confident step onto a standup paddleboard resulted in immediately falling off. Hauling his humbled self back onto the board, he learned the proper stance, set to paddling, and began seeing the water in a whole new way. The upright stance, unlike surfing's crouched position, opened his vision to the all the water around him, including several feet away where dolphins crested beside his board. The versatility of the sport inspired Patterson to launch Surfs SUP when he moved back to Florida, where the coast and inland waters afford abundant recreation. During semi-private and private small group lessons, Patterson’s students may encounter water-dwelling creatures such as manatees and dolphins. He's even had clients take out rentals for a day of fishing and bring back catches such as a 45-pound amberjack and a very large bundle of seaweed. Claiming training certification from the American Council on exercise, Patterson also leads on-the-water fitness classes that include SUP Yoga and Paddle Fit, which he learned directly from the program's founder, Brody Welte. Additionally, Patterson organizes a competitive SUP racing team and leads youth camps, where he applies training techniques he learned from teaching kids with cerebral palsy and blindness how to surf.
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    2 John Anderson Drive
    Ormond Beach, FL US
  • North Florida Kiteboarding
    For those looking for a unique watersport experience, kiteboarding combines surfing, wakeboarding, and gliding in one action-packed experience. North Florida Kiteboarding's lessons begin on the beach, where instructors will work through a dry-run of paddling, standing, falling, and maneuvering to equip patrons for the steady sloshing of waves. Patrons also practice essential skills, cresting waves with the help of a kite’s gentle tug or the daily tides. Instructors critique form during in-water sessions, sharing tips on how to handle the waves’ unexpected changes and how to properly relaunch after falling. Lessons include complimentary refreshments and sunscreen, ensuring patrons safely enjoy their fun in the sun without wearing wetsuits filled with layers of concentrated ozone. In addition to kiteboarding classes and rental services, North Florida Kiteboarding offers surfing lessons, sells landboards and water-wear gear, and coordinates summer surf camps.
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    1800 Ocean Shore Boulevard
    Ormond Beach, FL US
  • Ormond Beach Sandlot
    It would be hard for Ormond Beach Kayak Center to have a better location. To its east stretches the great expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, and to its west lies the Tomoka River. Trees overhang the river's waters, and the marsh offers opportunities to spy birds, deer, deer dressed like giant birds, and other wildlife. Ormond Beach Kayak Center makes use of its scenery with fishing, surfing, paddleboarding, and kayaking. The team leads tours and lessons, and they also ferry rental gear to and from the ocean or river.
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    1644 Oceanshore Blvd.
    Ormond Beach, FL US
  • Iron Horse Saloon
    Visit Iron Horse Saloon for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Ormond Beach's Tomoka Estates. Dieters beware — Iron Horse Saloon does not offer low-fat cuisine. Iron Horse Saloon guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Iron Horse Saloon features some of the most affordable happy hour deals in town. Iron Horse Saloon provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late. Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Iron Horse Saloon for a group meal. If you're feeling up to it, take a turn on the dance floor. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Iron Horse Saloon — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. Iron Horse Saloon is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering. Score parking in the lot adjacent to Iron Horse Saloon, a local restaurant. For those who prefer to travel by bike, Iron Horse Saloon is a great option due to its generous bike parking options. Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Iron Horse Saloon has to offer.
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    1068 North US Highway 1
    Ormond Beach, FL US
  • Action Kayak Adventures
    On father-son fishing trips, Bart Swab’s dad taught him not only how to cast his line but also how to treat the aquatic ecosystem surrounding him with respect. Now a licensed and insured guide, Swab helps other fisherman appreciate the open water’s beauty, helming kayak trips through Florida’s pristine saltwater marshes. After arming prospective kayakers with safety tips and familiarizing them with their fishing equipment, Swab guides lead paddlers into the water. They maintain a 3-inch draft that allows students in kayaks to sneak up on fish without having to glue sequins to their skin to look like scales. Kayakers can also gaze through binoculars at the diverse fauna roaming the area’s shores. Trips range from a half day to a full day, and for a more structured route, participants can opt for destination trips to seasonal hot spots, where they can search out fish such as black drum, sheepshead, and tarpon.
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    2099 North Beach Street
    Ormond Beach, FL US
  • Masterpiece Mixers
    The instructors at Masterpiece Mixers Paint & Party Studio supply the canvases, paints, and brushes, requiring visitors to bring only their creativity. At studios located around Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and Massachusetts, they lead all-level painting classes that last up to 1.5 to 3 hours and focus on subjects ranging from the natural, such as birds and flowers, to still-life guitars, vases, and wine bottles. In some themed sessions, instructors also teach groups to paint abstract pieces or create their own variations on famous landscape paintings that, unlike the originals, can include dinosaurs. Some sessions follow a special date-night structure. At every location, the staff members encourage visitors to bring their own wine, beer, and snacks if desired.
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    154 W Granada Blvd.
    Ormond Beach, FL US

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