Monday, October 22, 2018
By Lesley Smith
Surf's up in New Smyrna Beach!

Surfing is a big deal in New Smyrna Beach! It’s not just a hobby or pastime – although it can be, most folks consider it a lifestyle. You won’t have any trouble getting lessons at a local surf school or hiring a private trainer. New Smyrna Beach has fostered more world-class surfers than any other town on earth, and it all began in the early 1960s.

New Smyrna Beach is so important to the world of surfing that the last Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour East Coast event was held in 1989 right here in New Smyrna Beach. Most recently, Travel and Leisure magazine named New Smyrna Beach one of the world’s 15 “Coolest Surf Towns.”

Easily the most consistent break along Florida's 1,200 miles of surfable coastline, New Smyrna might even be the most performance-friendly, to boot. NSB is the perfect place for experts and amateurs alike. With rock ledges 4 - 5 miles offshore, the wave breaks are plentiful but swimmers are protected from dangerous undertows.

From fishing poles, super swampers, and driving on the beach — you're not in California anymore. This is Florida and we know surfing! As far as culture goes, New Smyrna is like a lot of small southeastern surf towns where fishing and surfing are often intertwined. That, and being able to drive on the beach, which is pretty dang fun! 17 miles of white sandy beaches, how can you go wrong?

Easily the most consistent break along Florida's 1,200 miles of surfable coastline, New Smyrna might even be the most performance-friendly, to boot. NSB is the perfect place for experts and amateurs alike. With rock ledges 4 - 5 miles offshore, the wave breaks are plentiful but swimmers are protected from dangerous undertows. Wax up your board and come check out New Smyrna Beach surfing! 

 

Average Water Temp: 75
Average Air Temp: 70
Median Income: $ 50,950
Median Home Price: $ 281,100.

Population: 26,470

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