Central Florida is often known as the area that could have beena surfer’s dream. The restricted waters surrounding Kennedy Space Centeroffer ideal conditions for astronauts and their families, while everyone else must look elsewhere. Still, there are some nice spots and some unique waveforms for those willing to be patient. Central Florida houses the famous Sebastian Inlet, by far the best-known break in the state. It’s also the home of the infamous Ron Jon’s surf shop.
South Patrick sports a number of surf areas amidst the Patrick Air Force Base, with some appropriately named break areas such as First and Second Light, Missiles, and Hangars. The breaks at Satellite Beach somewhat follow a business-naming scheme; Perkins is known for surf consistency, while swells flourish at R.C.’s in front of a Ramada Inn. The residential area of Melbourne Beach can cater to the local scene and amateur surfing competitions. Sebastian Inlet is by far Florida’s most famous break. It is comprised of the First, Second, and Third Peaks, where many a pro has surfed.
Be prepared for changes in season when you surf in Florida. Winter water temps are in the high 50’s to low 60’s, but summer temps are in the 80’s.
Central Florida Surf Breaks