Spunky's Surf Shop

A true surf shop and more than just a location to buy boards, shorts and wax. It’s been a second home for many in the last 25 years and every day new followers join. We are community and environmentally committed, customer service based and knowledgeable. This is based on decades of experience as avid surfers and people that love the oceans. We focus on providing outstanding products for surfers and beach goers, accessories, performance wear and great surf and beach fashion. Our strong team is the foundation for you having an awesome shopping experience at our local brick and mortar retail store here in Fort Pierce, but also providing our products to customers online all over the country.

The Gifts of Surfing
January 02, 2023

The Gifts of Surfing

Surfing and the surf community is such a gift. Inspired by SurfingUSA we list a few of the favorite gifts of surfing below and invite you to share yours. Let us know how surfing is a gift for you or tagging us on your social media posts.

  • The sense of community and friendships in surfing does span generations, geography, race, gender and background. There truly is a wave for everyone and sharing it together creates lasting bonds and memories. 
  • Surfing is a full-body workout, requiring strength, balance, and cardio fitness.
  • Surfing naturally creates resilience and adaptation. Our playing field is constantly changing and surfers are constantly reading the wave and making adjustments. It’s not surprising that surfing is used to effectively treat a number of mental health conditions such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, and stress.
  • Surfing offers a true escape and solace away from all the hustle, bustle, electronics, and worries on land. 
  • The beauty of the ocean, marine life, shorelines and weather is stunning. It’s truly the best playing field and playground, and we blessed to share this spirit it with you.

Thanks to @SurfingUSA for the inspiration

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The Soul  - 1 plus 4 - reloaded
November 12, 2020

The SOUL by Sunova Surfboards

Impressions by MARK SCHNEIDER - Team Rider - Fort Pierce - North Jetty

I stopped into Spunky’s surf shop in Fort Pierce and picked up the 6’4” Soul. Waves at the jetty that day were head high with a little chop. I put a set of Futures AM2 Techflex fins in and surfed it as a quad. The board did great! It paddles well, catches waves with ease and goes fast. I have had 4 sessions on the board without a pressure ding. Very pleased, I think it’s going to be my everyday board for a while. More to come! 

Comments by BERT BURGER - Shaper - Phang-Nga - The Factory

An all round everyday board that catches waves easy.

All waves. From just under waist high up to head and a half, you could push it further.

General surfing, solid bottom turn, also a wave catcher.

Above average.

Originally back in the late 90’s the Soul was a single fin, as the retro designs were making a comeback. In recent years people asked for a board similar to the Hayden Shapes Hypto Krypto, when I compared the original Soul to Hayden’s model, they were virtually identical, so we added the extra fins, beefed it up slightly and just kept it in the range under the same name…

Not a high performance board, so if the focus is airs, tight pocket snaps and critical top to bottom surfing, look at something else… 

Review in the Bay

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Torq 5'10" PGR in ACT construction.
January 12, 2020

Torq 5'10" PGR in ACT construction.

Impressions by JAY TODD - Manager - Fort Pierce

I will start off by saying that the construction process is unlikely any other board made that I am aware of. You can read about it here

Flex and reflex are the biggest changes in surfboard construction since the late 1950's. Many leaders of the surfboard industry have been working on flex characteristics and that interaction with surfboard performance, over the last several years. Firewire parabolic rails for example.

Back to what I learned, the flex response certainly is a game changer (I have surfed this board previously in the TEC construction). I consider this to be a fair comparison.

I was initially shocked by the speed coming out of turns, most notably on cutbacks. There was no lose of speed at any point in that maneuver. The changing of direction anywhere on the wave had a sling shot effect, whether it was a simple pump down the line or a full on carve. This certainly adds a wow factor to your performance, and puts a significant spike on the fun meter.

There are two boards being tested at this time. My conversation with the other rider matches my experience. When you see a grey Torq in the water feel free to ask the rider about their experience. Also come into Spunky's Surf Shop and check out this highly advanced technology in surfboard construction/design it is a game changer.

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