Florida is one of the most popular surfing destinations in the world. While it may not have the best waves in the world, Florida’s Atlantic coastline is geared towards tourism, the beaches are great, there are plenty of nice easy beachbreaks for learning to surf, and the water’s crystal clear. Despite the inconsistent swells in Florida, one of the world’s greatest surfers, Kelly Slater, hails from Florida, learning how to become a world champion at Coco Beach. Check out the other surf spots to make the list: Sebastian Inlet Sebastian has been the definition of Florida surfing for a long time. Located in the southern tip of Florida, this is arguably the most consistent break in all of Florida. The waves are created by bouncing off a pier, creating the break known as First Peak. For a few miles north along the same beach, there are a number of other sand breaks, but none are as consistent as First Peak. Working your way into the lineup can be challenging as the locals has this place pretty well locked up. New Smyrna Inlet For a less competitive surf spot, head to New Smyrna. You’ll be able to find ridable waves here just about any day of the year and it’s far less crowded. Unfortunately, New Smyrna is know for something else besides it’s waves: the relatively high number of shark attacks. The director of the Florida Museum of Natural History’s International Shark Attack File, George H. Burgess says, “New Smyrna Beach is the most common place to encounter sharks not only in the United States but in the world.” I guess that explains the lower crowds. Ponce Inlet Just north of New Smyrna in Daytona Beach is Ponce Inlet. Ponce Inlet rivals Sebastian as Florida’s premier surf spot. As with any place where the surfing is steller, you will have company. Cocoa Beach The crowds are much smaller and the waves a little mellower here, which makes it a good choice for longboarders and beginners. The sandy bottom is also comforting for beginners. Reef Road Located in West Palm Beach, Reef Road has a nice left break that creates some nice barrels when the conditions are right. Florida is no Hawaii, or Indo, or Tahiti, but there’s still fun surfing to be had here. It can be a great place for beginners and more experienced surfers alike. Driving along Florida’s eastern coast looking for surf breaks can be an adventure unto itself. With tiny beach towns the whole way, you’ll find one thing or another to grab your attention.