Kayak 30A & The Bay

Your Local Source For Kayak Rentals & Sales

Sit Back and Explore

Kayaking is an absolute blast that unleashes your adventurous spirit! Picture this: gliding through serene waters, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, and feeling the gentle splash against your kayak.

Kayaking offers an incredible sense of freedom and exploration, whether you’re navigating our calm dune lakes, meandering rivers, or even chasing Dolphins in the Gulf. It’s a versatile water sport that can be enjoyed by beginners and experts alike. From solo expeditions to fun-filled group outings, kayaking allows you to connect with nature, challenge yourself, and experience the thrill of conquering new waters.

At Gulf Wind, we carry the top brands and models on the market and can help guide you to the best kayak, paddle and gear that are perfect for you and your next adventure!

We'll Deliver To You

We have a huge selection of boards & kayaks for rent. Our staff will deliver to your door, anywhere from Destin to 30A.

New To Kayaking?

Watch Perception’s excellent video tutorial on the basics of kayaking. Feel confident your first time out on the water.

Gulf Wind Paddle & Surf

(850) 502-4357

4552 US-98 Suite 3, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Open: 10am – 6pm, Monday – Saturday

4 + 7 =

Doug Burkott
Doug Burkott
2023-03-15
Super friendly and amazing customer service! They went out of their way to make our beach vacation memorable. Will definitely rent from them again when we're back.
Marissa Stringfellow
Marissa Stringfellow
2022-12-21
Was super friendly!! Will definitely be coming back!
Daniel Meek
Daniel Meek
2022-10-21
GulfWind is a cool shop and Addison set us up with a good rental board to add some extra fun to our quick fall break trip.
Mark Van Deusen
Mark Van Deusen
2022-07-20
Great service and excellent selection. I got quality body boards for the family here. They worked great on our vacation. Will return here for a surf board in the future.
Jake Allen
Jake Allen
2022-05-26
Excellent customer service with superb selection of equipment! I came into GulfWind looking for my first longboard. Instead of overwhelming me or treating me like a “newbie” they explained everything I needed to know. I left with an awesome new board and lots of wonderful advise. The father-son staff are really nice and treated my family with kindness, respect, and a genuine interest. We will definitely be back for years to come!
Eli Malfo
Eli Malfo
2022-03-11
Dan (the owner) is the nicest guy you will ever meet. So knowledgeable and ready to help with anything you need! Also, he had the only shortboards in town! Loved Dan and his shop! Will for sure come back and rent from him again! Thanks again, Dan!!!
James Finucane
James Finucane
2021-12-15
Had a great experience buying a couple skim boards here. Owners were knowledgeable and super friendly. Highly recommend this shop if you’re looking for skim board or paddle board.
Donnie Colvin
Donnie Colvin
2021-10-26
We were from out of town looking for my sons first skim board. Staff (father &son) were super helpful knowledgeable and friendly. Unfortunately the board had some manufacturer issue and was cracking /chipping along the edge after 1 days use and my son was devastated. The staff was incredible and made it right no questions asked. I was so relived as my son had saved / worked hard for this. You don’t find service like this anymore, first class!! I wanted to be sure to review for others to know and no surprise every other review / customer has left 5 stars as well with similar comments about how great their experience was. Definitely recommend these guys!
carlos monroy
carlos monroy
2021-08-17
Had a great experience shopping for our first paddle board. The guys were knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend this shop to anyone.😊