November 19, 2018
It's been truly beautiful here. The weather, the people and the shelling have all been fantastic! We have a lot to be thankful for with Thanksgiving upon us and look forward to our winter guests returning. Hope to see you soon.
September 19, 2018
It's been pretty quiet around here lately. No hurricanes, no tropical storms. There is red tide out there, but we are really hoping it will get better. Today there was a couple of owners that went into the Gulf, they said it looked like it was clearing up a bit. The weather has been great. The pool is perfect. Don't let the red tide scare anyone away. There are still shells to find.We have the new ping pong table outside, and giant jenga everyone can play. Hope to see you soon.
July 20, 2018
It's been pretty warm here. But not as bad as some places. So far the hurricane season is quiet, it does heat up a bit more in Aug & Sept.
Board meeting Aug 3rd. At RAL office in Ft Myers
If anyone is interested in running for the board, get your resumes in by August 1st.
May 8, 2018
Our next board meeting is May 18th at 1:00pm here at Surfrider
The weather is perfect. The shelling is great.
November 10, 2017
Sunny and 80 degrees here.
We are so close to the time when renovation begins. December 2nd. We have stacks of faucets, kitchen & dining room lights, closet doors, supply lines, etc...
There are 3 pods in the parking lot and a dumpster now. At least one more container coming.
I post more often on facebook, only because it is so fast to do it that way. I can do it from my phone.
Annual board meeting is Nov. 17th at 1:00pm here in the lobby
September 18, 2017
Surfrider opened Friday afternoon, the 15th. There are still a few branches to take care of, but the place looks great.
September 11, 2017
Surfrider ok! No water in office.
We do not have power or water yet but as soon as we do we will open the doors. You should see the shells!
Im sorry I did not keep the website updated during the hurricane but cell phone coverage is spotty. And we don't have power at home either. Our cable and Internet is out too
We will be working at resort tomorrow getting it back together
September 7, 2017
Lee County just posted there is a mandatory evacuation for all barrier islands starting tomorrow. So no one will be allowed to check in. We will not be on the island. Everything will be locked, so please do not come to Surfrider until we get the all clear.
September 7, 2017
Yesterdays meeting at City of Sanibel, was about the hurricane, and they are just waiting to see what happens. There is another meeting today at noon, I will be there. And as soon as I get back, I will post another update. As of now, there are no evacuations ordered, but I think they might change that today.
September 5, 2017
Hurricane Irma is in the Caribbean heading towards Florida. We are in the wait and watch mode right now. It may go to the East coast of Florida, or closer to us. As soon as we know about any evacuations, we will let you know. The city of Sanibel will be meeting at noon tomorrow to discuss the hurricane/evacuations, etc... You can go to nhc.noaa.gov or mysanibel.com for more information.
August 11, 2017
Budget meeting is on August 18, at 1:00pm at RAL office
Everyone, please beware of scams. There is a company called The Transfer Group, that will take your money to transfer your timeshare back to the resort for thousands of dollars, when in fact, your resort can take it back for about $300.00. Don't get scammed. If you have any questions, ever, please call me, or RAL first.
May 3, 2017
Sunny and 90 degrees
December 9, 2016
The building was tented for termites week 48. The flat roof on the standard building(where the A/C's are) was in bad shape and had to be replaced, so that was taken care of during week 48 also.
It's been beautiful weather here, you should consider coming down for Christmas. We have lots of white stuff here too!
We have some Christmas/New Year Specials. Call Lynn at the front desk and ask about the special rate.
August 4, 2016
Week 48, 2016 Surfrider will be totally closed. Our resort will be tented for termites. Truly Nolen is the company doing the fumigation.
We have a board meeting on August 26th at 1:00 at RAL office.
June 3, 2016
There is a board meeting on June 10th, at 1:00pm here at Surfrider. Come on in if you're around.
We did get the one person kayak. So, we have a total of 3 paddleboards, 1 two person kayak, and 1 one person kayak.
It's sunny and 90 degrees here today.
May 18, 2016
The weather has been great lately, the gulf is a beautiful shade of blue. We have purchased 1 more stand up paddle board, and a two person kayak. Still looking for the right one person kayak. So when you come here for vacation, there is plenty to do!
April 21, 2016
We are sending a monthly newsletter via email to all our owners that have given us their email. March went out on the 26th, April is almost ready to go. If you want the newsletter, please let us know your current email. We sent out 558 emails, we had 99 emails come back as undeliverable, and only 218 that actually opened the email. It is coming through as Vertical Response, it's a free service. Look for it
March 18, 2016
Sanibel has a traffic cam now. Go to : www.mysanibel.com and click on Live street cams. The new pavers in front of the office are complete, and look so good. I have posted some pictures on facebook, and this website. It is sunny and 81 degrees here. Jackie
March 4, 2016
The board approved the purchase of new living room furniture YEAH!!! It will take anywhere from 6-12 weeks for delivery.
January 16, 2016
We have had some crazy weather here lately. Tornado warnings twice within the same week. Surfrider is ok. Tornado EF2 hit Cape Coral last Saturday, and Ft. Myers yesterday EF1. People staying here yesterday came and stayed in the office until warning was over. Another strong strong storm is expected tonight.
We had over 4 inches of rain yesterday, more on the way tonight.
But it was a beautiful sunny day today, high was 80.
September 16, 2015
Our 2016 maintenance fees went up to $539.00 per year. Property taxes are about $60.00 So you should expect to get a bill for $599.00 (unless taxes went up or down) per unit week, in 4-6 weeks. Fees are due January 1, 2016
We are planning on replacing the living room furniture, but it won't happen until February or March. Wish we could get it done during maintenance weeks, but not enough time. It will be done asap.
August 29, 2015 1:30pm
Tropical storm Erika has dissipated
We may still see some heavy rains, but nothing bad.
Keep checking the weather, things could change.
August 28, 2015
Tropical storm Erika is headed in our direction. But it is just a small storm. We are open. There could be lots of rain, and some gusty winds for Sunday and Monday.
It could fall apart and be nothing. Check the weather channel or our local news for more updates.
August 26, 2015
Cyndi, our long time front desk person had an opportunity to move into a higher paying position. She is training to become a manager at a resort at Ft Myers Beach. We will all miss her smiling face. We hired Lynn Anklam, she used to work here part time several years ago, and she has been coming here once a week since then, selling Tastefully Simple products.
I know it will be hard without Cyndi, but we will somehow muddle through. :)
August 8, 2015
Upcoming board meeting on Aug. 21, at 1:00pm at RAL's office
On the stand up paddle boards, we are changing the use limit to 2 hours. Most people are done with them after that long anyway.
June 30, 2015
We now have two stand up paddle boards here. We need a $50.00 deposit per board. Approximately 3-4 hour use limit, so everyone has a chance to use them. We hope to get a couple of kayaks in the near future too. So now we have paddleboards, bicycles, bean bag toss game, horseshoes, tennis, shuffleboard, and small playground, pool and hot tub. That should keep everyone busy. Jackie
The office will close early on Saturday July 4th, so we can celebrate with our families. Please bring your welcome letter with you so you have the code to the lock box, that is where your key will be.
June 2, 2015
Board meeting at Surfrider Friday 5th at 1:00pm in the lobby.
June 1, 2015
It's 85 degrees and sunny, the water is a beautiful blue, perfect day to get out and make use of our new Stand Up Paddle Boards, just come to the office and we will get you set up.
January 28, 2015
It's 61 degrees, a little chilly for us today, but it is sunny and the pool is heated!
January 7, 2015
It's sunny and 73 degrees here today.
December 18, 2014
The interior flooring has been installed. The rooms look great. The exterior walkways are all done and should last for years! The pool deck is 3/4 done, should be complete tomorrow afternoon. It is the same material as before, looks nice again. Weather today will be in the low to mid 70's, perfect for December. Check out the pictures of rooms and grounds that I will post in the next hour. Merry Christmas! Jackie
June 13, 2014
First floor deluxe walkway almost done. It rained this morning, so the new material was wet and I tried my best to slip on it, couldn't do it!
Please be considerate of the guys who are working on walkways, once they start to put down the peel and stick material, they cannot stop to let you walk by. Please wait a few minutes until they get it down or walk a different way. Pirate week is wrapping up. They had their party Wednesday, weather was perfect for them. Jackie
May 23, 2014
Parking has always been an issue here. Never quite enough for family and friends. Last week we received 520 boards, 16' long and several pallets of screws/peel and stick roofing material, that is at the end of the parking lot, near unit 101. We do not have any additional parking. One parking spot per unit. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Caloosa Wholesale has parking spots they rent out daily or weekly. They are behind the Bait Box. Their number is 239-472-3939. They said you need to call and make a reservation, as they may be totally full Saturday due to the holiday weekend. Jackie
May 16, 2014
Work will begin sometime next week on the walkways. There will be some noise while they are working, but it shouldn't be too bad. The setback area will be trimmed next week also. The weather here has been great. We have the doors open in the office today, such a nice breeze, low humidity. Jackie
Take a look at the pictures of new walkway product I posted on the property amenities page. Let us know what you think. It is also on Surfrider's facebook page. High today should be 83 degrees. Perfect weather. Jackie
January 30, 2014 Please remember to make your payment by 5:00 pm tomorrow or you will have a late fee charged to your account. If you pay by credit card you MUST call RAL Resort Property Management at 1-877-481-9580 before 5:00pm tomorrow. Do not leave a message, keep calling back until you get through. They have 5 or 6 resorts that will be calling tomorrow last minute, so plan ahead! If mailing a check make sure it is postmarked by the 31st of January to avoid late fees. Make checks payable to Surfrider Beach Club. Maintenance & taxes are $550.00 per unit week. Any questions call us here at 239-472-2161 or email us at email@example.com Jackie
January 3, 2014
Cool start to the day here. 63 degrees this morning. Maintenance weeks are over, all units had a deep cleaning, carpets cleaned, refrigerators painted, walls and baseboards touched up with paint, etc, etc.... Maintenance fees are due no later than Jan 31st. Remember to make checks out to Surfrider Beach Club, NOT the management company (RAL). You can mail to us here at Surfrider 555 E. Gulf Dr. Sanibel, FL 33957 or RAL Resort Property Management 17810 San Carlos Blvd. Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931
October 30, 2013
Unit 209 is up for sale for 6 weeks in a row! Weeks 39-44. Check out the price on the sales page. Jackie McCall Licensed Real Estate Associate. Magdelaina Hagar Licensed Real Estate Broker
October 24, 2013
We woke this morning to a brisk 70 degrees and a North breeze! Low humidity, I had to bring a sweater just in case.
The Gulf waters look much better, still not the color we are used to, but getting better everyday. Our annual meeting is Nov. 8th at 1:00pm here in the lobby. The outcome of the election for board members, and the change in condo docs for the smoking or non smoking issue will be announced. If anyone has any questions regarding sales, please give me a call or email me. If you are sending in a sales agreement, give me a call or email me so I can start telling people right away. I will post some units for sale on facebook from time to time, so look there also.
June 5, 2013
A little rainy here the past few days, and will be for a couple more.
The plants and grass are looking great with the light rain we have had. No lightning, or high winds, so the pool is great, the hot tub inviting. Since we have had to be vigilant in keeping our doors locked while staying here, we have also had to up the price if you lose a room key. We have to call Island locksmith to come and re-key the lock and pass the cost on to you. The cost for that is $117.00. We are sorry to have to do that, but there is no sense in locking our doors if there are room keys floating around the beach for anyone to find and use. We have several association owned weeks here for sale. Check out the sales page for units.
May 21, 2013
Information about J.N. DingDarling National Wildlife Refuge
WILDLIFE DRIVE CLOSED SUMMER 2013
The WILDLIFE DRIVE WILL OFFICIALLY CLOSE ON MONDAY MAY 20. The Wildlife Drive will be closed through the summer and anticipated reopening is October 1.
For more information visit the webiste at:
April 19, 2013
While staying here at Surfrider, when you leave your unit, please lock your doors. It used to be so safe here, but the world is changing. Since November there has been someone going around the East end of the island and up towards Casa y bel, and going into unlocked units and taking cash & jewelry. They are also getting into unlocked cars and taking anything of value. I do not like to post things like this but everyone needs to be aware.
March 22, 2013
All of the deluxe unit door knobs have been changed out to just passage knobs and you will now use the deadbolt only to lock your door. No more locking yourselves out, even though I did enjoy the occasional trip out to the resort in the evening to let you in! We now have additional shade at the grills near 102, just ask us for the umbrellas and we will get them in place. Still working on how to get more shade while in the pool for the hot summer/fall days.
We have 10 new pool lounges that are about 4 inches higher than the old ones. (easier to get up) And 10 new pool chairs.
We have 16 association owned weeks for sale. From standard unit season weeks, to July to September weeks. Along with some real nice season weeks that haven't been up for sale in years. Give me a call for a deal!
Licensed Real Estate Assoc.
239-472-2161 Ext. 5
Licensed Real Estate Broker
RAL Resort Property Mgmt.
Our Wednesday, part time person, Sheryl is no longer working here. She got very busy with her purse business and could not continue to work here. But we have hired Carol for Wednesdays, come in and say "Hi" while you're here.
Next board meeting is May 17th.
March 5, 2013
If you picked up a Vacation Calendar listing weeks and dates, we just wanted to make you aware that for the year 2014, week 8 the date is wrong, the start date for week 8, 2014 is February 22.
The dates for week 8 on our website are correct.
February 20, 2013
There is a board meeting on March 8, here at the resort. If anyone has any ideas, thoughts, complaints, now is the time to say something. It is sunny and 74 degrees, heading to 80.
JackieJanuary 9, 2013Maintenance weeks went well, very busy & loud, but everything is done now. All the bathrooms are complete, and they look great! The company we had doing the work, had the best people working with them. Season is here. More & more people are coming to the island. The weather couldn't be any better, it is sunny and will be 85 degrees. This is the time to be here.JackieNov. 13, 2012The smoking issue did not pass.Anthony Devita is the newest board member.Maintenance weeks, just around the corner. On Saturday, and Sunday, the 8th and 15th, 16th, we will have to get into the lower units to do some plumbing work for the units above. We need to get to the access panels in the ceiling of the showers. We will try to do the work asap, but do not know exact times. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but this has to be done. If you have any questions, give us a call. 239-472-2161Jackie Nov. 8, 2012Board meeting tomorrow at 1:00pm.JackieOct 23, 2012We have a board meeting coming up on Nov. 9th, 1:00pm here at the resort. Find out the outcome of the elections and see if the amendment to the condo docs passed. (No smoking on porches,walkways, laundry room, etc...) Please vote and mail in your ballot asap.Dec. 1st we will start our maintenance weeks here. Bathroom renovations. New tile walk in shower, new tile floor, new mirror, new light fixtures, (less light bulbs in deluxe units). Should be very nice. During the three maintenance weeks, there will be noise associated with the work. They will start as early as 7:00am. We never want to bother anyone, but we only have a short period of time to get everything done, and the room opened up for the next owner/guest.Sept. 19, 2012I just had a call from one of our owners stating she had received a call from some telemarketing company. This company says it will help you eliminate your maintenance fees for your timeshare. BE CAREFUL! Pretty sure it's a scam. I called the number 1-800-917-1211 & talked with them. I ended up hanging up on them. I looked the number up online (Googled it) and there is a lot of other people saying it is a scam. Companies do this from time to time trying to find someone who will agree to sign over their rights or something for a fee. DON'T DO IT unless you have your lawyer with you!JackieAugust 28, 2012Still a bit breezy today. Pool furniture back in place. People swimming, getting back to normal. Resort is 1/2 full. Lots of donuts left over this morning.Jackie
August 26, 6:38pm
I went out to the resort around 3:00pm today. Everything is fine out there. No one was at the pool. Breezy, and some rain, nothing bad. Will be interesting to see how high the water comes tomorrow morning. They are saying maybe 2 - 4 foot surge. I don't think that will be a problem for us.
August 26, 8:28am, 2012
So far, so good. No mandatory evacuations for Sanibel.
Will update when more info comes in.
August 25, 8:25pm, 2012
The Lee County Emergency Operation Center announces that if the projected 5 to 7 foot storm surge is still in the forecast tomorrow morning, it will call for mandatory evacuations for parts of the county. Director John Wilson says EOC will make the call following Sunday’s 5:00 a.m. forecast by the National Hurricane Center. The decision regarding possible mandatory evacuations will be announced by 7:00 a.m. Sunday morning. If mandatory evacuations are enacted, they will affect the following areas of Lee County:
Fort Myers Beach
Lee County Barrier Islands of Cayo Costa, Upper Captiva & Useppa
Low lying areas along the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, North Fort Myers and Cape Coral
Low lying areas in Bokeelia, Pineland, St. James City and Matlacha on Pine Island
Director Wilson says if the mandatory evacuations are enacted, people will have a short period of time to act. He recommends those living in the above areas immediately begin preparing for that possibility.
I will let everyone at the resort know if they have to leave tomorrow.
August 23, 2012Still not much to report. We are in a wait and watch mode right now. Mentally planning things to take care of when we have to. They are saying we should start feeling the effects of Tropical storm Issac on Sunday. The City of Sanibel has not issued any evacuations. We will let you know any new updates as soon as we know.JackieAugust 21, 2012We are watching the tropics. Tropical depresssion nine is headed towards the Caribbean. We will post any important updates as soon as we can. You can go to the National Hurricane Center's website at: www.nhc.noaa.gov for information on the track.Also, the city of Sanibel normally posts updates and information on their website. www.mysanibel.com so far, they have not posted anything.Budget meeting is Friday.JackieAugust 8, 2012This is the letter I wrote for the upcoming newsletter in October, and thought I should post it here for all the SRBC website users to see first!Our winter months of January and February were back to normal, no frigid temperatures. The front of the building facing the Gulf was so faded, it was hard to recognize from the beach, so it was repainted in late May, and it looks great. A lot of people seem to love our new brightly colored, light weight, plastic adirondack chairs for the beach. We still have some of the old style chairs and lounges, but they rust and have to be replaced often.Our maintenance team has changed since last year. Denny who started in October and really liked working here left in April for economic reasons. Max who started 9 years ago, who also liked working here left in late May. So we hired Todd Norwood in April and Frank Gatica in June. The new maintenance guys are very friendly and will help with anything needed. We had a new bright white fence installed around the equipment area for the pool. Hopefully that has helped with the noise of the pumps running nonstop.We had all the trees on the property trimmed in July right on schedule. We don't need any coconuts flying around during a hurricane!Our upcoming maintenance project for this year will be some form of bathroom update. I'm still not sure of the exact details as of now.Tropical storm Debby that came our way in late June gave us some much needed rain, and cleaned out some dead branches from the trees.Schools are back in session as of today in Lee County. The beaches will be a bit quieter from now until our "season" starts.JackieAugust 2, 2012There is a tropical depression heading into the Caribbean. Nothing to worry about. We will keep our eyes on it and let you know if it heads our way. We haven't had any rain to speak of for a week, very unusual for this time of year. The budget meeting is coming up Aug. 24th at 1:00pm at RAL office in Ft. Myers.I was just out at the beach and it is beautiful! So clear. I didn't want to go back to the office. We have replaced one washer & dryer in the guest laundry in July. The guys fixed a leak that was under the pool deck near the hot tub/shower area, they had to do a little digging, but did not have to cut the deck. They did a great job. They are still working on the light posts around the pool, it seems as soon as they try to work on them it will start to rain, or they have to work on a washer, fix a leak, etc...., but be assured they will all be complete soon!JackieJune 27, 2012Tropical storm Debby came and went, slowly. But we did get some beneficial rain from it. Today is sunny & warm. The Gulf is slowly getting back to a normal color. It was pretty churned up, with all the wind and rain we had. There are some pictures on Surfrider Beach Club facebook page of the gulf and trees. JackieMay 25, 2012
Just a reminder to everyone. We have very limited parking here and with the holiday upon us, please remember ONE parking space per unit. If you bring more than one, you may have to park it elsewhere and pay.
May 18, 2012As I was coming to work this morning, while crossing the causeway I looked out over the water, wow! I see it everyday, but it never gets old.Looking off to my right, towards Pine Island/St. James City, the water was flat, about 10 -15 small fishing boats scattered across the bay. I saw the top half of a fin from a dolphin, then a small pod of dolphins a few yards away, then another coming almost all the way out of the water, feeding time I guess. The front of the building still is not complete. They will be working on it next week also. Sorry for any inconvenience.Jackie
May 9, 2012
The front of the building facing the beach, units 201 & 101 will have some work being done to it next week. It will be repainted and outriggers replaced, and a small area of wood replaced. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. There is never a good time to do this type of work, but it has to be done. When it is all finished, Surfrider will look beautiful from the beach once again!
May 6, 2012
Board meeting this Friday, May 11th at 1:00pm
Bathroom renovations will be discussed.
February 23, 2012
Board meeting tomorrow at 1:00pm here at Surfrider. Come on out we have plenty of chairs.
January 25, 2012
You can't believe the weather we are having right now. Sunny & 85 degrees! Next week will be slightly cooler, highs in the mid 70's. Board meeting coming up February 24th at 1:00pm here at Surfrider. They will be discussing bathroom renovations.
December 21, 2011
First day of winter. Sunny and 78 degrees here today.
Maintenance weeks are done. Christmas is just around the corner
Pool temperature is 86 degrees, hot tub is 101, great place to be.
December 16, 2011
The weather here is perfect! Sunny and 84 degrees.
The Gulf is just about flat, so inviting. This is the last day of maintenance. We had ten a/c units installed. Rooms deep cleaned, carpet cleaned. The grounds look great. If I didn't work here, I would vacation here!
October 28, 2011
Annual meeting/elections coming up, make sure you send in your ballot. November 18th at 1:00pm here in the lobby. Maintenance weeks start November 26 thru December 17. Ten more units will get new air conditioners during that time. We have planted more flowers and bushes around the property, new baskets are hanging around the pool.
September 27, 2011
Newsletters will be available soon. We have hired a new maintenance person. Max is still here, don't worry. Akos is heading back to Hungary.
September 14, 2011
Spa had a leak and we just finished finding it and repairing it. We had a great company come out to find and fix it. Garvis pool repair.
Hot tub work is all done, minus the small amount of deck work. Hot tub is great! The grounds look so nice. The humidity was a bit lower today. We have purchased 10 plastic lounges, and 10 plastic adirondack style chairs for the beach. I think everyone is tired of rusty beach chairs. Working on a better umbrella that is affordable.
August 19, 2011
The tropics are heating up. Nothing to worry about yet. A couple of waves in the Atlantic that they are watching. Will let you know if anything heads our way.
The spa is finished! Collector tank installed. Still waiting on hooking up the new Cat System (Constantly monitoring pH and sanitizer activity, the CAT system implements chemical dosing in proportion to demand.) Should be Monday.
We finally got all the cable adapter boxes installed this week.
We will be trimming all the palms & other trees on the property within the next 3 weeks, it will happen on a Wednesday, just not sure what week yet.
July 29, 2011
Well the hot tub is being worked on as I write this. We had hoped it would be done earlier, but I guess there was a problem with permitting. But the collector tank is in, and the new tile is going on right now. Hopefully middle of next week it should be up and running.
Budget meeting is coming up August 26th.
Hurricane season is here, but so far so good. Tropical storm Don is headed for Texas, did not bother us.
I just heard today that one of our owners, a past board member, Lou DePaull passed away June 18th.
May 19, 2011
Well the parking lots are all done. Looks great. We have replaced the chairs in the standard units. They are bigger and look like they will hold up very well.
Coming up soon, between weeks 21 thru 26 the hot tub will be shut down. Putting in a collector tank to go from a direct suction to a gravity fed system. (State law) We're sorry for any inconvenience this will cause. But the pool will be open and it is great!
May 11, 2011
Sunny & warm with a breeze today.
This Saturday we will be adding more gravel to the parking lot, and also replacing the yellow concrete parking blocks. The deluxe side parking lot will be closed off until we get finished, hopefully no later than noon. Then we will move on to the standard side. So anyone coming in on Saturday, take your time, do a little sightseeing before you get here! We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
We have coffe & donuts and mimosa's on Tuesday's. Tastefully Simple food sale and samples on Wednesday's. $1.00 ice cream sundaes on Thursday's.
Upcoming board meeting is June 10th, 1:00pm at Surfrider. All are welcome.
March 31, 2011
Well, we have had a few rain showers the last 10 days or so. We really needed the rain. A cool front is coming today, tomorrows high should only be 83 degrees, but with lower humidity. This has been a good year for weather so far.
We have a few owners that are anxious to sell. We have deals, give me a call and I will let you know which ones.
February 16, 2011
Absolutely amazing here today! Sunny & 78 degrees
Coming across the causeway this morning I seen two kayaks,one yellow, one green, several people in small fishing boats looking for that perfect spot to drop anchor, then a larger boat probably heading out to Cabbage Key or Cayo Costa for the day(not sure if they were really going there, but that is where I would go) The water was perfect for boating. We have several units available for rent, give us a call for a great deal!
February 12, 2011
Cool start this morning, but the sun is shinning. Will be highs in the 70's all week and maybe even 80 degrees on Friday! This is the place to be. Board meeting on Friday the 18th at 1:00pm in the lobby.
January 11, 2011
We lost one of our owners yesterday, Pete Schmieler. He was the one that started the Surfrider website years ago. He also obtained the surfriderbeachclub.com domain knowing how important it would be for Surfrider. He briefly served on the board about 10 years ago. He owned weeks during 2-6, 20, 21, and 45-49. He would often be seen out at the pool with his big cup of ice and a cigar. Cooler days he would come into the office for a cup of coffee and the latest buzz. He always had a smile and made you feel like a true friend.
December 28, 2010
Its sunny & in the low 60's. Beach is great.
Tomorrow will be sunny & 70, this weekend is supposed to be 78 degrees!
December 17, 2010
Today is sunny & 70 degrees. True it had been a bit chilly earlier in the week, but it made for great shelling. There were things out there I had never seen before. Sea urchins everywhere! I posted a few pictures of the beach, interesting.
October 27, 2010
Week 53 December 31, 2011-January 7,2012
I don't think this went out in the newsletter, so everyone who owns 52 and/or 1, please read.
In the year 2011 we will have a 53rd week. This week is owned by the association and is being offered to the owners at a reduced rate. Or you can exchange your week 52 for 53, or week 1 for 53 with us at the resort. The rental rate, should you wish to rent week 53 will be $700.00 plus 11% tax.
Owners of week 52 AND 1 will have first choice. You have until February 1, 2011 to make your choice. After that time, week 53 will be offered for rent to owners of weeks 52 OR 1, you have until April 1, 2011 to make your choice. After that time week 53 will be offered for rent to all Surfrider Beach Club owners. You have until May 31st, 2011. After that time, week 53 will be offered to the general public at $???.?? plus 11% tax.
Selection of the units will be on a first come basis.
Example: The owners of unit XYZ, week 52, and the owners of XYZ week 1 both want to rent unit XYZ week 53. The owner that calls with their request FIRST will secure the rental. You will have 10 days to send a $250.00 deposit made out to RAL Rental Escrow. If we do not receive it, we will put the unit back in the rental pool. There will be other units available for rent and you may rent more than 1 unit when the remaining units are offered to the general public.
Also, it is very important for all owners to make sure of your unit week arrival dates in 2012, as week 53 has a tendency to change the normal calendar dates in which you arrive.
Surfrider office phone number is: 239-472-2161 Ext. 6 8:30 - 5:00
Cyndi will take your reservations
Should you have any questions, please call us.
September 2, 2010
The weather here has been absolutely perfect! Still in the 90's, but lower humidity and a slight breeze.
Storms have not bothered us. Next one in line is tropical depression Gaston, still too far away to know where it will go. Will let you know of any updates to the weather. Beaches are still oil free, just like normal.
August 21, 2010
Another beautiful day here. Sunny & hot. Beaches are perfect. A lot of people have been finding sand dollars.
Just a reminder, no live shells can be taken here on Sanibel. There is a $50.00 per shell fine if caught with a live shell.
Sea turtle nesting season is from May thru October. Please do not leave ANYTHING on the beach between 9:00pm and 7:00am. Surfrider could be fined if in front of our resort. Or the person who left a chair or towel on the beach could be fined if caught.
Board meeting on the 27th at 1:00pm at RAL office in Ft. Myers.
August 13, 2010
Friday the 13th means nothing here on Sanibel, everything is beautiful.
Beach is still great. No oil here. Fishing is good. NOAA said LESS than 1% chance we will get any oil here on our beaches. So come on down!
Budget meeting at RAL office August 27th.
Beach is great. Fishing is even better! Some owners this week have caught a couple of sharks.
Tropical Storm Alex will not affect us. Beaches are great.
June 13, 2010
Our beaches are oil free. The sun is shining. Come on down!