Scalloping Adventures with Bri Andrassy

Salt Life SUP and fishing pro, Bri Andrassy recently went on her first scalloping excursion on Florida’s west coast, and we were lucky enough to be able to experience it with her. While Bri has charted many miles of Florida’s eastern shore on her stand-up paddleboard, the west coast is new territory for her. Bri and her friends accumulated eight gallons of freshly caught scallops, all varying in size, and even snagged a couple of snappers that she was able to clean and cook for dinner.


Spearfishing for Snapper

After maxing out on their scallop quota (Florida limits scalloping to two gallons per person, with a maximum of ten per boat), Bri dove back in for some spearfishing. As you would expect from a Salt Life fishing pro, Bri’s pursuit was successful. During her dive she used a harpooned spear to catch a nice sized snapper.

Shucking Scallops

Once back on land, Bri showed us how to properly open and clean the scallop shell so that only the delicious white meat remained. What you want to do, she explained, is flip the shell over to its dark side. This is the side it rested on in the ocean. Take your shucker and pull upward and backward until the shell snaps open on its hinge. Then, take your shucker and scrape away the black lining that is guarding the precious white meat. You can also pull the lining out if it doesn’t come out easily with your shucker. This should leave you with an edible oyster.

Dinner Time

Once their freshly-caught scallops were shucked, Bri and her friends started the cooking process. They laid out the scallops on their shells, grouping a collection of two or three per shell. They prepared their dinner using just a few simple ingredients - butter, garlic salt, black pepper, and thyme - before cooking it on the grill. You can easily recreate this culinary experience on the beach if you prefer. These ingredients, along with aluminum foil, are easy to keep with you on a SUP camping trip.

Get Out There (in the Water That Is)


Itching to try scalloping for yourself? It’s a simple process that takes no more than seafaring transportation and a snorkel. Performance SLX leggings and performance shirts aren’t a bad idea either. Luckily, Salt Life has all the gear you need for your own scalloping adventures. Whatever your Salt Life may look like, and no matter where it leads you, you can count on Salt Life to supply you with the gear that gets you there.


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