About Us

North Beach Windsurfing has been providing the St. Pete Beach, FL, area with the exhilaration of windsurfing adventures since 1999. Owner, Britt Viehman, began his love of windsurfing while competing on the windsurfing team at Eckerd College (in St Pete, FL).  After college, he decided to open a business that would allow him to indulge in the sport he loved, while teaching others how to windsurf as well. Over the years, he has continued to hone his teaching skills, earning his certification as a US Sailing Instructor / Trainer.

Britt has coached several high level windsurfing competitors who have competed in the Olympic Trials and the Youth Olympic Games. Along the way, he was joined by Karen Marriott who has also been teaching windsurfing, along with organizing women's windsurfing adventures, and selling windsurfing gear since the late 1990's.

The North Beach Windsurfing retail store originally opened in a corner of a local bike shop, but has since expanded to our St Pete Beach location, at 4227 Gulf Blvd., where we have room for a full line of windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding gear and equipment for sale or rent. Windsurfing classes are taught by expert instructors who specialize at teaching windsurfers of all skill levels. Additionally, our friendly, knowledgeable staff members are passionate about providing customers with everything they need for a safe and enjoyable experience on the water!

Directions to Retail Store: 

Our shop is located at 4227 Gulf Blvd. on St Pete Beach. We are usually at the shop between 10am and 5pm Thursday-Monday and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you need us, we can be there any time by appointment; just give us a call before you come down at 727.656.6569 to see if we are at the shop or at the beach! 

Lesson Location:

Lessons typically take place off of the Pinellas Bayway causeway to Tierra Verde. Please contact us before coming for a lesson or a rental. Appointments are mandatory and can be made by calling 727.656.6569 or e-mailing britt@nbwindsurfing.com. This is a trailer based windsurfing school, so calling first is a good idea; otherwise we may not be there!

We are only thirty minutes from the Tampa airport and just five minutes from St Pete Beach, we are easy to reach from anywhere in the Tampa Bay area.

Directions to our Lesson Site:

Located at GPS coordinates 27 42'14", -82 42'47"

Coming from Tampa, I-275 South to Exit 17. Stay in right hand lane heading west towards the beach. At the second stop light, turn left towards Fort DeSoto. Our teaching site is on either the left or right hand side (depending on the wind direction), before the first draw-bridge, roughly 1/4 of a mile. Look for the big silver trailer.

Coming from Sarasota or Bradenton, I-275 North to Exit 17. Turn left at the exit. At the second stop light, turn left towards Fort DeSoto. Our teaching site is on either the left or right hand side (depending on the wind direction), before the first draw-bridge, roughly 1/4 of a mile. Look for the big silver trailer.