Top 5 Florida Surf Spots

The Flagler Beach Pier is one of the best Florida surf spots

Surf’s Up!

Get ready to catch some killer waves at these five Florida surf spots:

1.  New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach, at the south side of Ponce Inlet, is known worldwide for its consistency and skate-park style waves that aerialists love. The ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) has made several stops here to showcase Florida surfing over the years, and many World Tour pros honed their skills as grommets on the sandbar peaks of New Smyrna.

Catch some great waves surfing at New Smyrna Beach in Florida
New Smyrna Beach

2.  Mayport Poles

Worth a check anytime a long period swell is pulsing in from a storm 200-700 miles away, the Poles are known for producing hollow, fast waves like nowhere else in the state. The secret has been out for generations now, so be prepared to deal with a crowded line-up when it’s on.

3. Ponce Inlet

Locals refer to the north side of Ponce Inlet simply as “Ponce.” Here in the town of Ponce Inlet, surfers enjoy waves on the north side of the jetty rocks. The ride tends to be longer and more longboard friendly than the waves on the New Smyrna side. Photographers on the rocks can snap great shots as surfers glide past.

4. Flagler Beach Pier

The sandbars around the Flagler Beach Pier are always shifting thanks to the soft coquina sand and stormy swells. One thing this spot always provides, though, are short, punchy rides with plenty of opportunities for a quick cover-up when the wind blows offshore. As an added bonus, parking is plentiful, there’s room for everyone, and Flagler Beach is just a fun place to hang out!

5. Mainstreet Pier

The Main Street Pier in Daytona Beach was one of the first places that surfing took place in Florida. Historians have uncovered photos of men and women standing with 20-foot redwood boards next Model-Ts parked under the pier that still stands today. Some things never change, and the quality of waves at the Mainstreet Pier have endured.

Share your surfing photos with us @VS_DaytonaBeach using #FLSurfing, and remember to follow VisitSouth on Facebook!

Flagler Beach Pier photo (at top center), by Ed Siarkowicz, courtesy of Flagler County Tourism

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