I work at Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
It is the world’s largest surf shop, covering 52,000 square feet of retail space. It is the flagship Ron Jon Surf Shop and has been in operation for approximately sixty years. Our doors are open 24 hours a day. We welcome a constant influx of tourists looking to browse or learn how to surf as well as hardcore regulars. We sell all kinds of gear, swimsuits, towels, gins, surf boards and more. The glass elevators, big fish tanks and flowing waterfalls are big attractions for visitors to Cocoa Beach. Plus we have a Watersports store located next door that provides beach rentals. We rent out surfboards, beach bikes, paddleboards, beach chairs, and all sorts of necessities and fun equipment. I really like my job and I love living in Cocoa. The summers can be brutally hot and sticky, but I don’t mind. After spending the first twenty-four years of my life living way up north and dealing with sub zero temperatures and snow, I appreciate the sunshine and warm weather. In the winter, the temperature rarely drops below forty degrees. At the surf shop, the air conditioner runs just about year round. The cooling system carries a big workload. Every time the door opens to the outside, warm outside air wafts in. With the outside temperature sometimes in the nineties, we require a really powerful air conditioner. We can’t have the cooling unit suddenly quitting. The store would become overheated and intolerable very quickly. To keep the air conditioner operating reliably and at peak efficiency and capacity, the management has it professionally serviced regularly.