Wrecking Shop

For Florida surfers and shop owners, hurricane season is usually a time for celebration. After months of summer flatness, Sunshine Staters anxiously wait for the first lines of tropical swell to come marching over the horizon like soldiers to their rescue. And when those waves finally arrive, every surfer from Pensacola to Palm Beach makes a mad dash for the nearest lineup to get their fill. The frenzy of activity translates into big money for specialty retailers, who see a boom in business from the surging demand for new boards and gear. Best of all, due to the Gulf Stream