️Join us for our 5th Annual Customer Appreciation Party and our first Indie Craft Christmas Market this Thursday at Island Water Sports. This year Island Water Sports is happy to celebrate 40 years. As a local small-business, we could not do this without you. So this Holiday Party is for YOU! Thank you for supporting Island Water Sports.

This year Hurley has stepped in as our sponsor and will be providing food and drinks to keep your stomachs full and your bodies hydrated as you watch surf films and make s’mores by the fire. Browse our the amazing raffles to benefit Embrace Life and shop our artisan market with booths from some of our favorite local crafters. Plus, get a free Limited Edition Hurley T-Shirt straight off their printing press with ANY Hurley purchase.

Bring an Unwrapped  Toy All Week or Drop it at our Customer Appreciation Party and Help Bring a Smile to a Kid’s face Who is Dealing with Terminal or Chronic Illness.

As a local business, we have always felt the importance of giving back to our community. So, make sure to check out the wish list on the bottom of this blog. Bring a new, uwrapped toy and get a free paddleboard rental to use in the future.

Island will distribute these toys through a Deerfield Beach non-profit called Embrace Life Children’s Foundation. Embrace life exists to bring smiles to kids who are living with terminal or chronic illnesses in South Florida.

Featured Artisan Vendors

The Clay Cache

Handmade Ocean inspired ceramic art from Pompano Beach local Samantha McInnis. Check her out on Instagram at @theclaycache

Red Panda Naturals

Red Panda Naturals at Island Water Sports 5th Annual Customer Appreciation Party

Vegan, handmade, small batch soap ad soy candles from Pompano Beach. See Red Panda Naturals on Instagram at @redpandanaturals

Sullovin Knots

Customer Appreciation Party Sullovin Knots

Handmade fiber goods by Brittany from Deerfield Beach. Follow her Instagram at @sullovin_knots

Surfy Birdy

Customer Appreciation Surfy Birdy

Grab some surf inspired products from our local surfer, Rachel DeJohn a.k.a. Surfy Birdy. See more of her art on Instagram at @surfybirdy

Visions of Zion

Visions of Zion Island Water Sports Customer Appreciation Party

At local skater Zion Frallicciardi’s booth you will find laser engraved records and skateboard decks inspired by the music he loves. Check out his art and clothing line on his website and Instagram @VisionsofZion

Hands of Zeal

Hands of Zeal Island Water Sports Customer Appreciation Party

Local Julie Likely specializes in crochet pattern making and creates a line of handmade apparel and accessories. See more this Thursday and on her Instagram at @handsofzeal

The Modern Rose

Island Water Sports Customer Appreciation Party The Modern Rose

Our favorite local teahouse, The Modern Rose, will be sharing some tea and great gifts. See more at @theModernRose

Higher Tides

Ryan Heigel is a local all-around waterman who grew up in South Florida. According to his website, “When he’s not in the water surfing whatever he can get his hands on, he is creating artwork or traveling the world searching for new venues of inspiration.”

Blue Ocean Poke

Help welcome Blue Ocean Poke to the Deerfield Beach neighborhood. Their insanely delicious Poke Bowls and laid back staff are a perfect for our beach town and we are so excited to celebrate with them at the holiday party
“Enjoy free samples of the menu or build your own poke bowl just the way you want it”.

Check them out in the public shopping plaza at 250 S Federal Hwy, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

What if the world’s best surfers had their own graphics like the skate gods of the 80s?
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Hurley asked celebrated artist @yaiagift to work with their athletes on bringing their inner spirit animals to life, and the Team Pro Series is the result. Grab a FREE “fresh off the press” with ANY Hurley purchase December 13th from 5pm-10pm.
Free Hurley reusable bottle with any $50 purchase

Embrace Life Children’s Foundation Wish List

*Please Note: Do not wrap presents so that they can be sorted by age and distributed as needed. Please do not purchase toys from Dollar Stores due to recent asbestos and lead found in many of these items.

  • ️Plastic Wagons (ie. Radio Flyer, Playschool, Step2, etc.) for fun little “ outings” for the kids on the hospital floor
  • Newborn and Toddler Clothing (esp. Onsies)
  • Soft Blankets
  • Quality Plush Toys
  • Baby Rattles
  • Please note that we can not accept Dollar Store toys as they pose a risk with the recent findings of asbestos and lead in some of their products
  • Fischer Price Toys
  • V Tech Toys
  • Mega Blocks & Legos
  • Hard, soft, and Fabric Books
  • Dress Up Kits
  • Disney Toys(for girls and boys)
  • Sophia The First Toys
  • Paw Patrol Toys
  • Ninja Turtles Toys
  • Barbies
  • Batman & Spider-Man Toys
  • Star Wars Toys
  • Match Box Cars
  • Remote Control Cars
  • Handheld Video Games
  • Play Dough ( brand name only )
  • Crayola Brand Crayons
  • Coloring Books
  • Rubik’s Cube
  • Board Games
  • Craft Kits
  • Headphones
  • National Geographic Toys
  • Bikes (Kids and Teen)
  • Skateboards
  • Small Musical Instruments (ie. ukulele or guitars)
  • Make Up Kits for Teen Girls
  • Gift Cards (ie. iTunes, Walmart, Target, Bath & Body Works, Gas, Publix, etc.)
  • Radio/ CD / DVD Players
  • Tablets
  • Balls
  • Fit Bit/Smart watches
  • Rolling Carts (for deliveries and for gaming consoles and TVs to roll into patient rooms)
  • Lap Tops (for education online classes for hospital bound students and to watch videos)
  • Play Station / Xbox Gaming consoles & Age-Appropriate Games
  • Battery Operated Cars (for young children to ride in at hospital or hom)
  • Instant Cameras
  • A “rest “basket items for parents (ie. sleep masks , reusable cups, hot cocoa, coffee, cookies, snacks,  lotions, ear plugs, inspirational books, headphones, etc. for long stays at hospital )