Best Surfing Spots In Florida

Cocoa Beach

Just east of Orlando is Cocoa Beach, home to the famous Ron Jon Surf Shop and 11-time World Surf League #1 pro, Kelly Slater. Not a good spot for experienced surfers though.

South Beach

Miami's South Beach is probably best known for its great beaches and wealthy residents, but you can find great surf between July and November, too. There's a pier on First Street.

New Smyrna Beach Inlet

You can find some of the state's most consistent waves at New Smyrna Beach, affectionately known by locals as NSB, or "wave magnet."

Ponce Inlet

Between New Smyrna and Daytona resides Ponce Inlet, which is home to professional surfer Coby Gitner. New Smyrna Beach has a jetty to the north, which forms sand dunes at the southern end.


Jacksonville is a hot spot for surfers, and with good reason. You can head to Hanna Park for some good rest, clean showers and even places to camp.

Pensacola Beach

With clear waters, white sand and great surf, you can't find a better place than Pensacola Beach. For the best vacation visit the Ghat or Wall in winter.

Sebastian Inlet

Located in Melbourne Beach on Florida's east coast, Sebastian Inlet is home to Hawaiian surfing Caroline Marks and top-tier surfing twins Damien and C.J. Hobgood's birthplace.

Reef Road

Florida isn't known for having the biggest breaks, but Palm Beach's Reef Road rivals even the best. With waves up to 15 feet high, Reef Road is widely known as the state's "big wave spot".

Boynton Beach Inlet

Affectionately known as "America's Gateway to the Gulfstream," Boynton Beach is a great strip to find some surf. if you paddle about a quarter of a mile off shore.

Flagler Beach

Flagler Beach is located between Daytona and St. Augustine, giving you a much-needed respite from the tourist traps. when the cold wind blows.

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