Continent
North America
Country
Florida (USA)
Next Big City
Orlando
Next Town
Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral
 
Type:
Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Ships
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Flat water, can get choppy. Water can be muddy or clear, depends on rainfall.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Road
Beach Users:
None

Access is limited so use caution when launching. Best spot on north wind is the 520 slick near the hospital.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal, Trade
Best Direction:
NE
Main Direction:
N, NE, SE, W, NW

Season starts in October when cold fronts start pushing through. October through May is the best time, but the most reliable months would be April and May when a combination of late season cold fronts and spring trades blow and it warmed back up. Summer: Southeast trade/thermal-lite to moderate, thunderstorm dodging. Fall: all directions but the Northeast is what we live for. Lite to windy, never can tell what day will produce. Winter: all directions, some gusty west winds on lagoon, and some great North and Northeast winds for the ocean. Spring: West, Northwest, North, Northeast and Southeast.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Cocoa Beach is located on Florida's east central coast just south of the Kennedy Space Center. From Orlando, go East on the 528 beeline expressway 50 miles to Cape Canaveral/Cocoa Beach. On causeway between Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach on the south side, just after the hospital, 520 slick.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

Coconuts on the beach is hot during the spring and summer month. Both day and night. Orlando nightlife is really where it's at. It starts cranking at 11 pm.