Learn To Surf Day in Cocoa Beach

Let's meetup in Cocoa Beach to learn how to surf!

This day will be for all beginner or newer surfers to introduce you to the basics of surfing, water and board safety and etiquette, and hopefully getting you infused with the surfing stoke for life!!

We have a lot of new, beginner, or never surfed before members of the group and we haven't seen many of you. So here's the meetup that you really can't refuse..

Carol Ann will be there as the main "group" instructor, however, we would greatly appreciate any other experienced surfers to bring longboards and help out...

We will meet at Lori Wilson Park at 9:00am - a little South of Ron Jon's. This park has free parking, showers, and bathrooms. There are two lots. We will park in the 1st lot as you are heading South on Atlantic.

We'll start on the beach with the basics of paddling and popping up, and then we'll spend some time in the white water practicing handling the board, paddling, sitting up, and popping up. By the end of the morning, you should be well on your way to surfing!

Ron Jon's opens at 8:00am for rentals and has foam longboard available for $10 for the day. I would recommend getting over to the East Coast by 8:00am so you can grab a board and be on the beach with us by 9am. We will start the "learning" session on the beach between 9:00am-9:15am.

Some of us may be staying over night and surfing all weekend. We usually head out to Coconuts or the Cape Canaveral Port in the evenings, and catch a morning surf session on Sunday before heading home. If you would like to spend the night, I recommend Luna's Sea Motel. They are almost across the street from Lori Wilson Park and have reasonable rates. Call weekdays after 3pm and tell them you are Carol Ann's surfer friend, and they will give you the $59 rate. Phone number: (321)[masked]

I have 2 longboards available for anyone who'd like to use them instead of renting. Please email me if you'd like to reserve one.  Any experienced surfer's with boards, please comment on the page if you can bring any extras so others can "reserve" them rather than rent.

Look forward to seeing you at Lori Wilson Park! Let's do this thing!!

Your Co-Organizer, Carol Ann


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  • Carol A.

    It was such a great morning Saturday and thanks to everyone who came out and helped out with people in the water, loaning boards, etc. With the weather as it was, it was a bit difficult to keep everyone together in the afternoon, but we managed to get another session in the afternoon further south and I'm happy to say Ayotunde had her first ride.. The smile on her face was priceless!! I personally headed South to Sebastian Inlet Sunday and had an awesome session in the afternoon with Mike. We caught a whole bunch of waist to chest high waves close to shore but rideable!! Looking forward to the next meetup very soon!!

    July 1, 2013

  • Carol A.

    Hey were heading to sebastian inlet today. If anyone wants to join text me for exact location.. [masked]

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Full of great, warm, friendly, and helpful people. I have never surfed before in my life and by the afternoon session I rode my first wave!

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry the weather threw a curve ball at us this afternoon. I hope to meet up again with everyone later at Coconuts!

    June 29, 2013

  • Carol A.

    Were at robert murkshe park at S16th street for afternoon session. Noone here and nice little break right now at 3:30!!

    June 29, 2013

  • Carol A.

    Hey everyone!! My cell is[masked] if you need help finding us tomorrow morning. I will also have a blue canopy and a colorful gecko flag set up on the beach to find us. I may try to sneak in a little session before y'all get there, but I'll be out of the water by 9am to get the party started!! Woohoo!! And don't worry about weather reports either. It rains on and off all day long this time of year. Morning is looking partly cloudy - don't think it'll rain till later in the afternoon. But even if it does - you're gonna be wet anyway!!

    June 28, 2013

  • Carol A.

    Hey Walt! Look forward to seeing you again and meeting your daughter! Thanks for coming out!! I will need some help pushing people into the water.. Magic seaweed today is calling for 1-2 foot, offshore winds in Cocoa. A little bigger further South on Sunday. I think it's going to be a fantastic day and weekend all around!

    June 28, 2013

  • Walter B.

    Looks like it's going to be less than 1ft tomorrow and glassy. This is actually pretty good for new people since learning to paddle is a corner stone of surfing. Hope to be there for a while with my daughter Heather.

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    woot! very excited about surfing this weekend! Bringing my buddy Link along as well...

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Carol A.

    Hey Jared.. sorry u cant make it! But it IS going to be a PERFECT day for learning!!! Not to mention the most people rsvp'd for an event for this group to date! Cant wait to meet everyone!!

    June 27, 2013

  • Jared

    Sorry I can't make it. It's looking pretty small and I need to save my hall pass for a good day. Have fun!

    June 26, 2013

  • Carol A.

    Awesome Ana! Can't wait to meet you! Yes, keeps changing, but looks like it will be a little bigger on Monday. Wish I could stay beyond the weekends but I have to work!! I will probably head a little south possibly Sat evening and Sunday morning - Satellite or Melbourne.

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going! Will be at Int. Palms close to you guys. I'm staying till Monday since wave size will be bigger by then.

    June 26, 2013

  • Carol A.

    Hey everyone! I am so psyched to see so many of you coming out Saturday! For those veteran surfers... I know swell will be small.. But Saturday morning we'll be in the white water only... And I could really use your help teaching the basics!! Come on out everyone!! This is going to be a great event!!

    June 25, 2013

  • Jackie

    Hey Carol - yes I will bring my foam board.

    June 24, 2013

    • Carol A.

      OK Thanks Jackie!! Anyone without boards... Jackie will have one available for the day!!

      June 24, 2013

  • Jack

    I'm placing on staying Saturday night to surf Sunday as well. Where is a good place to stay?

    June 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Also, as Carol Ann recommended, check out Luna's Sea

      June 24, 2013

    • Carol A.

      The International Palms is nice too. They have a great Tiki Bar by the beach in the back with live music on the weekends..

      June 24, 2013

  • Carol A.

    Hey Ship.. I hope you come! I need some help with this growing group to explain the basics! The swell will be what it is.. It may even rain... But for what we are doing for this day - it'll be perfect - as we won't leave the white water. Sunday is looking a little bigger, and that's when I plan to surf.. Saturday is just for the beginners!!

    June 24, 2013

  • Ship

    I'm a good maybe. Swell needs to pick up a little. Group is growing. Good job Carol Ann.

    June 24, 2013

  • Carol A.

    Conditions are looking better than earlier in the week. 2-3 foot and cross/offshore Saturday morning. That's perfect for us!! Here's the magic seaweed report to keep tabs: http://magicseaweed.com/Cocoa-Beach-Surf-Report/350/

    Sunday looks a little small in Cocoa - so may head south Sunday morning to either Satellite or Melbourne..

    June 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Conditions this past weekend were pretty nice, but its really dependent on the winds around here. If Sunday isn't looking that great check out Second Light across from Patrick's AirForce base. The break there is fairly consistent, even when the rest of the area isn't.

      June 24, 2013

  • Brittany K.

    Would anyone in the St. Pete area staying only saturday be willing to carpool? I've so been wanting to go but I've got no way out there!

    June 24, 2013

  • Jack

    Sound like FUN!

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Carol A.

    Clint - was good to see you Fri night although for a short time!! Are you bringing the kids Saturday? Very cool! Love teaching kids!! They are fearless!!

    June 23, 2013

  • Carol A.

    Hey Jackie!! Glad you and Kevin can come out Saturday! Can you bring your 8 ft. foamie for someone to borrow during the lesson?

    June 23, 2013

  • Jackie

    Looking forward to seeing you again and of course all new members

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummer I'll be out of town but this would've been perfect for me!

    June 15, 2013

    • Carol A.

      Sorry you can't make it Chris.. This one was just for you! :-) Next time. And your coming to St. Augustine yes? We'll do some beginner stuff there too..

      June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to meeting everyone. Though I'm not a beginner, I would be more than happy to help newbies learn the basics

    1 · June 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No problem. My apartment is just a block down from Lori Wilson so it works perfectly

      June 15, 2013

    • Carol A.

      Awesome Drew!! Conditions look like they may be pretty good this weekend. I wish I could get over there but can't.. You planning to surf at all?

      June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Carol Ann for making this meet up! I might have work that day but if I do I'm gonna try to give the shift to someone else so I can make it! Can I please reserve one of your boards?

    June 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I ordered the rashguard. It'll prob get here tomorrow. And I'll take the foamie since you said it's prob better for learning.

      June 21, 2013

    • Carol A.

      Cool! Good choice!!

      June 21, 2013

  • Carol A.

    Glad to see some newer members of the group planning to attend next weekend! Look forward to meeting y'all!! Conditions will be 1-2 ft - standard for this time of year, and perfect for learning. See you soon!

    June 21, 2013

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