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Local surfing spots

By Times Staff Writer
Published March 3, 2006


LOCALE MILES AWAY COMMENT

Upham Beach (Pinellas) - Local hotspot is best during winter season

Venice Beach 57 Considered mack daddy of southwest Florida

Cocoa Beach 156 Mellow waves are good choice for longboarders

Sebastian Inlet 170 "Surf City" has state's most consistent surf

Flalger Beach 182 Can offer near-perfect waves after cold fronts

St. Augustine 212 Anastasia State Park offers several good areas

Reef Road (Palm Beach) 228 can reach big wave status; max outs up to 15 feet

Outer Banks, N.C. 698 Hurricane swells produce world-class hollow waves

Source: www.visitflorida.com