Surfing in Daytona Beach, Daytona, Florida USA

Skill level:
Beginners and advanced
Swell size:
3ft/1m up to 8ft/2.5m
Daytona Beach is located in Volusia County and is famous world wide among the race fans for the Daytona International Speedway. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the city hosts an amazing coastline and beautiful sandy beaches, attracting visitors from all over the states. It is also known for the hard packed sand on which you can drive your vehicle and visit restricted areas.

With a humid subtropical climate, the average temperatures during summer are 90°F/33°C with brief tropical storms and the average temperatures during winter are 70°F/21°C with light freezes.

Daytona Beach is a beautiful wide sandy beach where surfing is a very popular activity. It is a sand bar break and it offers normal wave quality, with regular frequency that works any time of the year. The size of the swell starts working from 3 ft/1 m and holds up to 8 ft/2.5 m and more, while the best swell direction is when coming from Southeast, East.

The bottom of the sea is sandy and the waves are fun to ride. Daytona Beach is a very popular destination and perfect for beginners to take lessons as well as for those who want to improve their skills. You can surf this beach all year round and if you are looking for an extra rush, the hurricane season is between August and December. Note that the beach is ultra crowded almost all the time. Surfers should be careful of  sharks, urchins and jellyfish.