Driving south on A1A from Indialantic, you'll enter Melbourne Beach, one of Brevard's older beach communities and desirable neighborhoods. Melbourne Beach's main break is at the end of Ocean Avenue (OA). OA has a tradition as a neighborhood spot as well as the home of Eastern Surf Magazine. After turning left at the four-way stop, you're on Ocean Avenue. Drive straight two blocks to a small short-term parking lot overlooking the beach. Adjacent to that lot are sand volleyball courts, a pavilion, and a second parking facility with no time limits or meters. Sand shifts over the course of a year, changing this break from a mushy outside wave to a strong shorepound. The break is mostly appreciated for being relatively deep, limiting the shutdown factor that plagues most Central Florida spots on large swells. When the surf is small, semi-mushy conditions make Ocean Avenue a mix of old-school longboarders and Mel Beach groms. Most travelers either zip by or drive through the beachside lot for a quick peek on their way to Sebastian Inlet.