Trip to Southeast - best location in late march and early april
I'm planning a trip to the Southeast states for 3 weeks in late march and early April. I have a ride there and back, and will be arriving and leaving from South Carolina. However I may travel to North Carolina or Florida to maximize my trip. I'm hoping to stay in the same place for most of my trip, as I wont have a car. I'm planning to camp somewhere in walking distance of the beach and spend as much time as I can surfing.
Any suggestions for a good location in NC, SC, GA or FL that would be a good bet for consistent surf at that time of year and a good place to camp? I would still consider myself a beginner so I don't care if the waves are all that big, I just want to maximize the amount of time I can spend surfing. I have a 5/4 full suit, booties, gloves and and hood from time spent surfing in BC, so water temp shouldn't be too much of an issue for me. I'd prefer somewhere where I will find some other surfers since I will be traveling alone.
Long Point campground at Sebastian Inlet. The mosquitoes and no seeums are not too bad this time of year but bring Cutters just in case. You are walking distance to very consistant waves, there are lots of surfers of all types including bodyboarders, skim boarders, pro surfers, frothing groms, longboarders, etc. Just go up the beach about a quarter mile north of the jetty, there are still a few good peaks and you wont get run over. The campground is nice, has great facilities, and there is a food concession, showers and restrooms, and grills at the inlet park, so you can fish and surf all day. It's a pretty cool vibe except during weekends from mid am to noon and hurricane swells, then all the upper echelon shredders take over and put the first, second and third peak on lockdown. But there is plenty of good waves just up the beach, and Spanish House is about a mile north and Chernobyl's is halfway between, so there are real good peaks to be had if you want to jockey for set waves.
The weather is good that time of year, and the water is relatively warm compared to the other alternatives that are near consistent wave zones such as Cape Hatteras, although that is a great choice as well.
Yeah, I live on Hilton Head Island, SC. Water is only 48 right now and it is always flat here plus you have to go with the high tide. Go to Sebastian's Inlet. You will have consistency and you can go in your boardshorts and a top or springsuit. Water there is 72 and the air is usually 80. I also live in Palm Bay near there. ALSO - try 2nd Light at Patricks AFB in Satellite Beach - not far from Sebastian's.