Three Christmas Events Around Madeira Beach You Won’t Want to Miss!

Planning a visit to Madeira Beach, Florida, this holiday season? You’re in for a real treat! The sun will be shining, the beach will be gorgeous and the seafood will be delicious. Did you know that there are also quite a few fun Christmas events around Madeira Beach? Here are some of our favorites: Christmas… Read more »

Animals You Probably Didn’t Realize Existed in the Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico is home to a rich variety of wildlife—more than 15,420 species, to be exact. The biodiversity here is truly amazing. Here are some animals you probably didn’t realize existed in the Gulf of Mexico: Killer whales (orcas) Shamu has quite a few cousins in the Gulf of Mexico. About 500 orcas… Read more »

Why You’ll Love West Coast Florida

Did you know that about a thousand people move to Florida every day? Many of them are moving to the beautiful communities of Florida’s West Coast, including St. Petersburg and Madeira Beach. Here’s why you’ll love visiting or moving to West Coast Florida: Relaxed pace of life Things are relaxed on Florida’s West Coast. Our… Read more »

Don’t Miss the 2018 John’s Pass Seafood Festival

If you love the beach, chances are you can’t get enough seafood. Seafood-loving visitors to Madeira Beach this October are in luck. The annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival will be taking place from Thursday, October 25 to Sunday, October 28 this year. The John’s Pass Seafood Festival is one of the largest seafood festivals in… Read more »

What Exactly is Red Tide?

If you live near or are planning a visit to the ocean, you may have heard the term “red tide,” but chances are you’re not 100% sure what it means. So, what exactly is red tide? Simply put, red tide is a commonly used term for a harmful algae bloom, or HAB. Algae are simple… Read more »

How to Keep Your Phone Dry While on the Water

When you rent a jet ski or wave runner from Woody’s Watersports, we know you’ll want to take lots of great pictures of the beautiful Madeira Beach scenery. You might even be able to snap pics of a dolphin or two! However, as we all know, water and electronics don’t mix. Avoid damaging your phone… Read more »

Facts About Dolphins’ Social Structure

When you rent a jet ski from Woody’s Watersports, you’re likely to see a few dolphins. If you’re like us, you’re probably curious about them. Here are a few fun facts about dolphins’ social structure: Dolphins are highly sociable mammals. They live in groups called pods, which are composed of two to 40 dolphins. In… Read more »

Here’s How Jet Skis Work

There’s nothing more fun on a hot summer day than hitting the water on a jet ski. But how do jet skis work? The basic principle is pretty cool: jet skis move through water in a similar way to how rockets move through space. Rockets use high-pressure gas to generate thrust, whereas jet skis and… Read more »

Madeira Beach 5K Sunset Series

If you love to be active by the water and are planning to visit Madeira Beach this August, you’re in for a real treat! The next race in the Madeira Beach 5K Sunset Series will take place on Friday, August 3rd. Two previous races took place in June and July. Perfect for runners who love… Read more »

How to Prepare for a Florida Vacation

There’s no doubt about it—Florida is an ideal vacation destination. Beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets, great food and an abundance of activities for the whole family should be enough for you to book your ticket right away! Here’s how to prepare for your next Florida vacation: Try to unplug Don’t take work stress with you on… Read more »