Well, Mad Beach Surf Shop was legendary for a Gulf Coast Surf Shop, and ran from 1976 to 2001 on Madeira Beach in Florida originally, and grew to 4 stores expanding to St. Pete Beach, North and South Tampa. Mad is a nickname for Madeira Beach. Mad Music started in 1996, at the Madeira Beach location, and the business combined surf and skateboards and bikinis with guitars and CDs mostly in the surf, punk, and reggae variety. In 2001, a condo building craze was going through Madeira Beach, and we were enticed into selling the property, and headed to Central Avenue in St. Pete. After a couple of years, we went head-on into guitars and lessons, and that's what we do and love to this day!

 
 
Mad Music's original location next to mad beach surf shop on gulf boulevard in 1996!!

Mad Music's original location next to mad beach surf shop on gulf boulevard in 1996!!