As the East Coast Surfing Capital, the water sport holds a dear place in the heart of the locals. With its world champion surfers, renown surfing competitions, world-famous Ron Jon Surf Shop and Florida Surf Museum. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert surfer, Cocoa Beach has miles of prime surfing spots and hangouts. Plus, Cocoa Beach is home to Kelly Slater, 11-time ASP World Tour Champion and considered one of the greatest surfers of all time. The original Ron Jons Surf Shop welcomes an average of 2 million visitors per year as the largest surf shop in the world. It also houses the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame, dedicated to preserving the legacy of this cultural surf town. Annual surf festivals honoring the love of the sport bring together tens of thousands of tourists each year. Playalinda, a local beach, has some of the best waves on Florida’s Space Coast. Its underdeveloped beachside makes for a beautifully natural environment that locals and visitors both love. Dropping the First Peak at the Sebastian Inlet will leave any avid surfer wanting more! Kelly Slater, world famous surf champ, even considers this drop one of his favorite in the world. With a 72 mile stretch of sun, sand, and waves, the surfing never has to end. Even visitors who don’t surf can appreciate sitting on the pier or sandy shore watching the surfers take to the waves in the wake of the legends before them.