Surfing on the Space Coast
Florida’s Space Coast has a rich history when it comes to surfing, even being referred to as the East Coast surf capital of the United States. We have produced several world class surfers and pioneers of the sport including the 11-time world champion, Kelly Slater. If you want to learn how to surf, there are several surf schools with experienced instructors ready to get you up on a wave. Are you in need of surf gear? Ron Jon Surf Shop and Cocoa Beach Surf Company have you covered from surfboard rentals to bathing suits and flip flops.
Looking for the best surf breaks? Cocoa Beach offers beaches with great amenities and great surf like the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier. If you want more of a local feel, then the Streets near downtown Cocoa Beach or 2nd Light Beach are good breaks without the crowds. Melbourne and the Beaches has consistently better breaks and swell for the more advanced surfers. The Indialantic Boardwalk is a local favorite but the best break in the area is the legendary First Peak at the Sebastian Inlet State Park. This is the wave that all of our best local surfers, including Kelly Slater, cut their teeth at and even shaped an entire generation of surfers in the 70’s and 80’s.