Summer Surfing Vacation – watch your children learn to surf!

Anna Maria Island has become the hub of children surfing education every year from July 4th for 8 weeks.  Almost 200 children sign up for the eight week 2 hour instructional class every Sunday.  The Surf Camp takes place just off White Avenue on Anna Maria Island. The surf camp is not-for-profit and is the Eternal Summer Surf Camp.  Visit their website for more information.  If you are wondering if the experience is worth it for your children and yourself then just click on the video below.  Be careful, if you watch this video more than 20 seconds your going to get inspired to come visit Anna Maria Island.  The video was done by Ryan Bodie Films and he has done an unbelievable job at capturing the spirit of the camp.  Sorry parents, the Anna Maria Summer surfing camp is for children 14 or under but maybe if you are good to your children they will teach you to surf during the week when school is out!

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Anna Maria Island Weather

Anna Maria Island weather is beautiful year round!

Climate: If you are looking for up to the minute weather information about Anna Maria Island you can visit any weather web site and enter our zip code of 34216 for Anna Maria City or 34217 for Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach.  For a link to Anna Maria weather – WEATHER

Anna Maria Island Weather

The average year around temperature of Anna Maria Island weather is a perfect 75 degrees F.  The Summer is perfect for dipping into the Gulf of Mexico where many consider it to be bath water since the Gulf waters average 84-86 degrees F.  The Summer average temperature on the island is 80 degrees while the Winter temperatures are a bit cooler but perfect for a strong rigorous walk along the beach.  Average Anna Marie Island winter temperature is 69 degrees F.  If the perfect temperatures have not convinced you then visiting will.

Average Temperatures: (High) – [Low] degrees F
JAN : 72-50 // FEB : 73 – 51 // MARCH : 77 – 56 // APRIL : 82 – 60
MAY : 87 – 65 // JUNE : 90 – 70 // JULY : 91 – 72 // AUG : 91 – 72
SEPT : 89 – 72 // OCT : 84 – 65 // NOV : 78 – 57 // DEC : 73 – 51

You can see below that rainfall can be dramatically different from month to month however for most natives of the island we do not recognize much of difference between months.  The summer late afternoons are cooled down by a quick 30 – 60 minute afternoon shower.  If you are considering visiting Anna Maria Island during the summer and the rainfall bothers you don’t let it.  The majority of the rain occurs in the late afternoon and frankly most of the time its a nice change of pace to the strong sunny mornings found on Anna Maria.

Average Rainfall : inches
JAN 2.8 : FEB 3.0 : MAR 3.0 : APRIL : 2.0 : MAY 3.2 : JUNE 7.4
JULY 8.8 : AUG 9.6 : SEPT 8.5 : OCT 3.1 : NOV 2.0 : DEC 2.4

Anna MAria Island
A beautiful September afternoon on Anna Maria Island