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Even though small, mediocore surf is the rule in Florida, the state is home nonetheless to an astonishing number of world-class surfers. Composed of a long and nearly unbroken string of subtropical beachbreaks (580 miles long on the Atlantic side, 770 miles in the Gulf) punctuated by jetties, inlets, and piers, Florida can be divided into three main surfing regions: 1) The Gulf Coast hooks down fr...

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