New Smyrna Beach being surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Intracoastal Waterway to the west and Mosquito Lagoon in between the two is the ideal location for a variety of water sports. It's a well known fact that the strip of ocean off the coast of New Smyrna Beach is one of the best surfing spots in Florida. Rock ledges 4-5 miles offshore not only promote excellent wave breaks but also protect swimmers from dangerous undertows. Beginners can learn the sport in safe waters and at the same time accomplished surfers can rip up the waves. Every summer the American Professional Surfing Association holds one of its premier contests here. Surfers from all over compete. Surfing in New Smyrna Beach is not just an activity, it's a lifestyle.

Surf zones

The following surf zones are in effect between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. from the Saturday before Memorial Day (late May) through Labor Day (September). All other times of the year and before 9:30 a.m. or after 5:30 p.m. during the above specified period, surfing is allowed in all areas of the beach. Lifeguards may close an area to surfers when surfing could pose a hazard to bathers in the area. Surfing is never permitted within 300 feet from a pier in any direction, or in an area designated for personal watercraft use.

Below is a list of surfing areas in New Smyrna Beach.

From the Ponce de Leon Inlet to the extension of Esther Street.
From centerline of the extension of 6th Street south to the centerline extension of 24th Avenue.
From the south edge of 27th Avenue Park to the Volusia County line.


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