Hunting for the Perfect Wave Easter Weekend

The Space Coast has long been hailed as the capital of East Coast surfing. This moniker is well-deserved considering we’re the hometown of 10-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater, the Cocoa Beach Surfing Hall of Fame, and two of the world’s largest and most famous surf shops, Cocoa Beach Surf Company and Ron Jon’s. 

So, it’s no wonder Florida’s Space Coast area has an active competitive surfing season that pretty much runs all-year round from Quiksilver’s King of the Peak to the Slater Brothers Invitational in the fall. 

This year the 48th Ron Jon Easter Surfing Festival will bring thousands down to Cocoa Beach, FL over Easter weekend, with one of the first surfing competitions of 2011. 

Staged at the Cocoa Beach Pier and Shepard Park, from April 6-8, 2012, the  48th Ron Jon Easter Surfing Festival  traditionally includes competitive events in short board and long board. This year the festival  will also include stand up paddle board and skim board. Billed as one of the most diverse surfing competitions in the world, surfers of all genders and from ages six to sixty will take to the waves.

Spectators will also be able to get into the act by taking on site clinics on learning the basics of both surfing and skim boarding.  The 3-day event will also include a celebrity autograph signing, an Easter egg hunt, a sunrise beach service, live evening entertainment and movies on the beach. 

For accommodations near the 48th Annual Easter Surfing Festival, visit


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