If you have a #RadDad or a father figure who has impacted your life, do not forget to tell him what he means to you this Father’s Day.

On Sunday, June 17th we will be celebrating all the men who have invested in our lives. Whether it is a father, a neighbor, a teacher or mentor, we are each thankful for those who encouraged us to keep going, who showed they cared, and who gave us a little push when we needed it most.

We are thankful for all our #RadDads that are part of the Island Water Sports family. We’d love to see a photos and hear why your dad is rad too. Post a comment and a photo for a chance to win a gift certificate for two paddleboard rentals to give that special man who has been like a dad to you.

Here are some of our Rad Dads at Island Water Sports:

Rad Dads from Island Water Sports - Fathers Day 2018 #raddad

Island Water Sports Owner Cheyne Cottrell with his sons


Rad Dads from Island Water Sports - Fathers Day 2018 #raddad

Our Surf & SUP Instructor Giancarlo with his daughter Stella


Rad Dads from Island Water Sports - Fathers Day 2018 #raddad

Skate Camp Director Uli Frallicciardi with his youngest son Eden


Father Day Chris Pain

Chris, local Quicksilver Rep with his sons and IWS team riders Tanner & Roman

10 Gifts for Your #RadDad this Father’s Day

And, we have put together a list of our 10 favorite gifts that will not go in the tie-drawer after Father’s Day. Stop by Island for these gifts and a ton more for those men that have made a difference.

1. Grab Dad a New Stick

Stop by Island to grab your day a new board, then surprise him a day early by taking him for a road trip in search of waves this Saturday for International Surfing Day. Stop in Island Water Sports to grab the perfect board. We have some of the newest and best boards in stock like the Firewire MoonBeam, Rusty Dwart Too, and Hayden Holy Grail.

2. Win The Ultimate Fathers Day Gift

Every Dad wants a Yeti Cooler. Whether filled with cold drinks, fishing gear or camping supplies, the soft-sided Yeti coolers are puncture-resistant shell and molded EVA bottom to keep the bottom dry when you are on the beach or on the boat. And, this Father’s Day you can win one packed with everything for dad! Win 2 lower level tickets to a Miami Heat game, 2 lower level tickets to a Miami Dolphins, a Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler, a Yeti Colster, gift cards to Bruz Room, and more. The raffle ends June 18th, so purchase your tickets today.

3. Grab Your #RadDad a Great New Shirt or Boardshorts from Quiksilver or O’Neill and Score a FREE Gift


Spend $75 at Island Water Sports on O’Neill and get this limited edition O’Neill Corkcicle for FREE while supplies last.

Fathers Day

Spend $65 on Quiksilver at Island Water Sports and get this Limited Edition Mizu x Waterman stainless steel cutlery set for your #RadDad while supplies last.

4. Take Your Dad For a Surf at IWS’s Free Surf Lessons

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IWS team rider Roman Strohmenger with his son

Take your dad surfing. It’s the 14th annual International Surfing Day on Saturday the 16th and Father’s Day is the day after. Which means what better way to celebrate dad by giving your dad a wave.

If you dad is an avid surfer

Reef and Surfline have come together to bless your dad with a way to Know Before You Go with two days of free access to Surfline’s Premium benefits, including ad-free cams, long-range forecasts and expert analysis from the forecast team trusted by the best surfers in the world — sign up now.

Has your dad always wanted to learn to surf?

Island Water Sports offers free lessons every Saturday. And what better day to learn then on International Surfing Day? Register here.

If your dad loves to give back

Consider joining us after our free lessons. Island Water Sports will be teaming up with Surfrider Foundation Broward Chapter to give children in foster care a fun morning on Deerfield Beach. Approximately 30 children ages 8-18 from the SOS Children’s Village will be treated to a morning with breakfast, surfing and/or paddling, swimming, and beach games. If you would like to volunteer on this special morning, or if you would like to donate items for this fun day, please contact Cat Uden. Chair@Broward.Surfrider.org

Fathers Day - International Day of Surfing

5. Join Your Dad in Breaking a Guinness World Record

Father's Day

Divers from across the state of Florida and around the world are coming together in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest human chain underwater. Participating divers will also join forces in an underwater cleanup of the Deerfield Beach Pier. More than 400 divers are expected to take part in the record attempt. All certified divers, whether new to diving or highly experienced, are invited to register as links in the human chain.

All participants will receive a long sleeve UV shirt and a certificate of world record attempt participation. The current record for longest human chain underwater is 308 divers and was achieved in Cesenatico, Italy, in May 2017. Attempting to break this record will literally unify 400 divers and, in doing so, strengthen and support the dive community. The pier, which is normally closed to divers because of fishing and supports an abundance of marine life, will get a cleanup by the participating divers.

Saturday, June 16
Pier cleanup: 9:00-11:00 am | World record attempt: 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier
200 NE 21st Ave, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33073

Learn more about the event and register here

Don’t forget to post a photo and share why your dad is so rad! Comment before June 15th to be entered for a chance to win a gift certificate for two paddleboard rentals.