Get Outdoors: Surfing Florida



Learn to surf at the Typhoon Lagoon &169 The Walt Disney Company

Learn to surf at the Typhoon Lagoon ©The Walt Disney Company

Florida Travel Guide to the Best Surfing

Florida has some of the East Coast’s best surfing spots! No doubt, the beaches with the best wave action are on the Atlantic Ocean side, where you can get surf from one to ten feet. Swells mostly happen during the winter months from November until March and waves are during the summer from August until October. Although waves are inconsistent, at the right time, you’ll be paddling out to catch classic waves, and if nothing else, you can always head to Disney World (we’re serious – see below!).

The Monster Hole

Paddle 1/3 mile off the beach to a favorite surfing spot on America’s east coast in. Located on Sebastian Inlet’s south side, the ocean floor has an extended rise at that point, so when the surf is up, the waves are long. The annual Quiksilver King Of The Peak wave-riding contest attracts surfing fans to the north jetty, another area for steady surf breaks. Sebastian Inlet State Park has more than just surfer dudes – it’s also a birder’s haven and a sea turtle nesting area. You can walk for three miles along the sandy shore with nothing but nature, and waves, in sight.

Cocoa Beach

Close to Sebastian Inlet, this beach has great surf and a renowned surf shop – Ron Jon Surf Shop. On top of a daily surf forecast, there are tons of videos on the site from events to surfing competitions.


You can catch waves at Daytona Beach and if you’re a beginner, try private, semi-private or group surfing lessons at the Daytona Beach surfing school till you can “hang 10″ like a pro. They even have surfing camps for children.

Typhoon Lagoon

If the waves are flat, head to Disney and take a cue from from professional surfers at Craig Carroll’s Cocoa Beach Surf School at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. You’ll get consistent waves – Disney has the world’s largest wave machine, blasting out walls of surf up to six-feet high every 90 seconds.

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