Cocoa Beach

This unfinished page contains text from either the 2003 or 2005 print version of Encyclopedia of Surfing. An updated version, with more photos, is coming soon.

Central Florida barrier island resort town, located just south of Cape Canaveral; filled for the most part with nondescript sand-bottom waves, yet home to a wildly disproportionate number of first-rate surfers, including eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater. While Cocoa Beach itself has just 12 miles of coast (and only 15,000 residents), the city name is often used as shorthand for a 72-mile st...

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