Thursday, October 21, 2021

SUP? Tigertail and Tony



By Coastal Breeze News Staff

Are you tired of hearing, “mom I’m bored?” Combine Tigertail Beach and Tony Smith and you have a recipe for fun that is unbeatable!

Longtime owner and operator of Tigertail Beach Rentals and Café, Tony has put together a summer schedule to keep everyone physically active and having fun, all in a setting of natural beauty. Anyone who knows Tony, knows he’s a talented coach (Lely Girls Varsity Soccer) with high expectations for players, and he also imparts an element of humor into all that he does; the perfect combination for a teacher/role-model. Add Sergio Sanchez, also a soccer coach at Lely, to the rental hut and Connor Bowden, a soccer player (per Tony “lord of the board”) and the athletic fun nature of

Team play and exercise...

Team play and exercise…

Tigertail Beach Rentals unfolds. “Some of the Lely soccer players will come down to kick the ball around. The next thing you know they’re having a great time. It’s not about fundamentals, it’s about the fun. You get a great feel for the ball playing barefoot in the sand,” said Tony.

Tony schedules camps and activities according to the tidal flow at Tigertail. So far, three weeklong beach soccer camps for kids have been held. Here are a few more activities and rental specials:

Paddle board Camp:

Stand Up Paddle board Camp which will be held the week of July 22, from 9 AM to 11 AM at $99 per person. You can sign up at the Tigertail Beach Rental Hut or call Tony at 239-285-8414.

Summer Rental Special:

Enjoy a

Wildlife is part of the natural beauty of Tigertail.

Wildlife is part of the natural beauty of Tigertail.

morning of kayaking or SUP Boards around the gorgeous Tigertail area: Double kayaks are $50, single kayaks are $35 and SUP boards are $50 from 9 – 12 noon. Great for this time of year due with afternoon thunderstorms and high temperatures, too. Free paddle board lessons with each rental. Several new SUP boards have been added like top of the line ATX Carbon core 12 footers, like gliding on ice! Stop by the rental hut anytime.

Rolling Tours:

Tigertail Beach is along the Great Florida Birding Trail. Tony has worked this area for many years and is happy to offer a ‘rolling tour’ if time permits. Perfect way to enjoy the area and get the most out of your rental; $50 per person.

Group Rentals:

Perfect for church groups,

Gorgeous sunsets, too!

Gorgeous sunsets, too!

scouts, corporate outings and sports teams, includes lunch. Call for more information.

SUP Demo Day:

A stand up paddle board demo day on July 21 by ATX SUP boards. Great opportunity for locals and visitors to try all brands of ATX Boards for free. A kick-off event for an ATX board line-up now available for purchase through Tony, known as the best boards for under $900 including full carbon fiber adjustable paddles.

Children’s Birthday Parties:

Choose from a beach soccer theme or a kayak/paddle board theme. $35 per child includes equipment rental AND lunch Call 239-285-8414 for more information and reservations.

After school Camp:

Once kids go back to school, beach soccer camp continues, Monday through Friday after school, ages 8 to 13 at $10 per night. Check back in August for

Campers had a blast! Photos by Tony Smith

Campers had a blast! Photos by Tony Smith

more information.

Take a break from the activity and visit the Beachside Café for lunch outdoors on the deck. It features Angus burgers, wraps and more for lunch and is open daily. Tigertail Beach Rentals is your place for kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boats, cabanas and beach chairs. It is within walking distance to area condos, but far enough away you can enjoy the unspoiled tidal lagoon. Even if you’re not athletic, come down and enjoy the natural beauty of Tigertail Beach.

There is plenty of parking and area residents can enter the park free of charge. Just pick up your BEACH PARKING PASS from any library in the county. To reach Tony at Tigertail Beach Rentals call 239-642-8414. Check out Tigertail on Facebook as well – give ‘em a “Like” while you’re at it.

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