Can't afford the islands this year. Gotta take a poor mans trip in search of warmer water. Never surfed in Florida before, so we are gonna take a little road trip. Need any info anyone would like to share. How far south due we need to go to get some consistency? Any good places to camp? Is A1A a 55 mph highway? Not in to crowds so Sebastian really isn't an option. Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated.
Ft Pierce is a decent and pretty consistent break and is a little less crowded than Sebastian Inlet, and there are all kinds of beach breaks between Ft Pierce and Jacksonville. I used to camp at Long Point all the time - it is really close to Sebastian Inlet, but the crowds aren't usually thick north of the park unless its going off, and if it is going off you can walk down the beach and still catch a wave. A1A is 40 to 55, depending on the location.
Thanks SI. I guess we may have to just push on a little further than we expected. Is there any places we definitely need to steer clear of being as it's getting ready to be spring break for a lot of colleges?
New Smyrna is probably nthe most consistant break on the east coast with the most crowed line up. On a full moon it will be ridable when the other areas are flat. If you choose to surf there go to the park before sunrise and walk in early before they open the beach approach to vehicles and you can beat a lot of the crowd. Bethune Beach also New Smyrna South, Playlinda ,Titusville the Cape area watch your belongings.Go to Surfline and research the surf spots for more info
new smyrna was definitely crowded last year during spring break, but the lineup also spreads out a lot more then sebastien. there is always plenty of space to surf down the beach but its usually half the size. dont really know much about north of smyrna cept for the water being colder. take note the water is still in the 50s until you start getting down in the stuart area.
Anywhere from Jacksonville to Sebastian is gonna be the most consistent part of the state, however when Stuart and south of there is firing, it's hands down better than north and central fl. It just gets more powerful and hollow. But if ur just winging it and driving through randomly stick north.
I appreciate all the tips guys! Definitely helping out. I talked to a relative that lives near Cocoa Beach and they have invited us to use their house as base camp. So I guess we will be venturing in that general area now.