South Florida Towns for Families Who Surf

Dec 31, 2021

Ride the waves in these South Florida towns.

Whether you’re already big into surfing or you’re just starting out, there’s a South Florida suburb for you. Settling in one of these towns means you can fully embrace the surfing lifestyle. Just think about it. With the ocean in your backyard, you could hop on a board and catch some waves before going to work.

#1. Jupiter

Jupiter is known for its laid-back surf culture. The waves at Jupiter Beach are great for beginners. And Juno Beach Pier, which is just outside of Jupiter, is one of the top surf spots around. Bring your board to either of these beaches to meet some other local surf enthusiasts.

Want to get your kids involved? Sign them up for Aloha Surf Camp. Kids as young as 6 years old can sign up and start to get comfortable on the water.

#2. Delray

There are a few surf shops in Delray where you can pick up supplies and ask about the current conditions. Surf District sells tons of surfing gear plus they offer after-school lessons and beach birthday parties for the kids. During spring and summer breaks, local children love to join the Waves Surf Academy’s Delray Beach Surf Camp.

Many residents choose to ride the waves at Delray Public Beach. But, the water around Atlantic Dunes Park is another popular option.

#3. Boca Raton

When you need a new board, you’ll have some great options in Boca Raton. Surfboard Trading Co. was started by a passionate local with a dream of making affordable boards specifically designed for the Florida surf. Here you can buy a variety of new and used boards. Plus, they offer a line specifically designed for beginners.

Boca Surf and Sail also sells a selection of longboard and shortboards. And if your kids want to take surf lessons, this is the place to go. The lessons are taught at Red Reef Park, the best surf spot in town.

#4. Deerfield Beach

If you settle in Deerfield Beach, make sure to review the town’s surf etiquette guidelines. There are designated areas for beginners and experienced surfers. Within the “Hot Zones” north of the International Pier, expect powerful, high-performance waves. New surfers are encouraged to stick to the “Cool Zones” south of Tower #7 which offer calmer, more relaxed surfing.

For all of your surfing needs from gear to surf camps to the daily surf report, check out Island Water Sports. This surf shop occasionally hosts events, which are a great chance to meet other local surfers in your new town.

#5. South Beach: South Pointe

South Beach residents know that South Pointe is one of the most consistent spots to catch a wave. It’s especially great for beginners and here you’ll find SoBe Surf. Tons of local kids ride their first waves with help from this surf school.

South Beach Surf Club is another option in town. If you’re not a beginner, but want to hone your skills, sign up for lessons here. This club offers surf coaching to help you catch bigger and more powerful waves.

#6. Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach Inlet is a great place to catch the waves when it is low tide — and is surrounded by great places to grab a bite post-surf.

If you settle in Boynton Beach, you’ll likely become very familiar with Nomad Surf Shop. This local institution has been part of the community since 1968. They offer surfboards and gear plus host surf lessons for all ages.

Whether surfing tops your list or not, let us help you find the suburb that’s right for you. Schedule your FREE Suburbs Strategy Session today to get started.

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