Travel Information

Land Environment
Country Currency Safety
Mexico Pesos Organized crime,
Banditos, Driving at Night
U. S. U.S. Dollars Violent crime, theft.
Costa Rica Colones Theft, use caution at
night, driving hazards.
Barbados Barbadian
Safe, but getting more
Caution at night.
Driving hazards.
Puerto Rico U.S. Dollars Violent crime, theft.

Surf Information

Ocean Environment
Place Wetsuit Wave Size
Baja Full, Booties, Trunks waist high to
California Spring, Full,
waist high to
Florida Trunks, Spring,
waist high to
Costa Rica Trunks waist high to
double overhead
Barbados Trunks, Top waist high to
double overhead
Trunks, Top waist high to
triple overhead
Puerto Rico Trunks waist high to

South Florida

South Florida is not well-known as a surf destination and this is for a good reason. There is not a lot of surf and many South Floridian surfers have to drive to Fort Pierce or further north to get surf. The Bahamas block most of the swell that would otherwise arrive on the shores of South Florida and the first spot that is outside or this shadow is the Fort Pierce Inlet. Just below Fort Pierce is the start of South Florida which continues as far south as one can go.

Wave at Commercial Pier

Just because South Florida does not get a lot of surf does not mean that there is none. Sometimes it can get quite good. Plus the water is pretty warm year round, though sometimes a full suit is nice if just to protect against the cold air caused by the Northeastern storms. These Northeastern storms can bring down some incredibly good lefts with them. Also, Palm Beach County is one of the few places in Florida that reef breaks can be found.

Hazards include sharks, going broke keeping up with the Joneses, and some sketchy people. Also, the driving in South Florida is really scary. It’s a very diverse area with people from all over the world and there are plenty of old people too.

Boards to use: fish/hybrid, shortboard, longboard.