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3 Great Jacksonville Surf Spots to Hang Ten

If you’ve just recently moved to Jacksonville Beach you might’ve noticed the thriving surf culture that exists. In fact, Jacksonville is known for having some of the best surf that Florida has to offer.

There are waves year-round with mild weather to accommodate the wealth of waves each season brings. During the summer, the waves a small, but perfect for beginners, while in the winter time the best swells come through. Add in the fact that Jacksonville’s beaches have sandy bottoms instead of dangerous reef, and you’ve got the perfect learning ground.

Do you want to join in on the fun?

If you’re feeling adventurous and are looking to try your hand at shredding the gnar, then there are plenty of surf spots located throughout the beaches to get your fill of tasty waves. Here are some of the best surf spots for beginners.

Jacksonville Beach Pier

The pier is home to the surfer scene in Jacksonville and gets crowded when there are waves, but it has a strong break all year. Winter is still the best season, but if you’re just beginning you might want to watch out for everyone else in the water and practice at a less crowded spot down the beach before heading to the pier. With breaks that go left and right, it’s a popular spot and one that’s great to see familiar faces while out enjoying the water.

The Poles at Hanna Park

Locals love the Poles, and it’s frequented by mid to expert level surfers for a prime low tide break. When the surf is pumping during winter time, it does get crowded, but there is always a beautiful tranquility while surfing here as opposed to Jax Beach Pier since it’s situated in pristine settings at Hanna Park.

Atlantic Beach

For those rookies looking to learn how to surf for the first time, head to lovely Atlantic Beach. Here, the shore is long and the break is solid throughout, so you can ditch the crowds and paddle out at any beach access point to practice.

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