Surfing in a Hurricane New Smyrna Beach FloridaWhen I heard that Hurricane Irene was coming towards the Atlantic coast of Florida, I quickly changed my mind from hiking the Florida Trails to getting ready for a surf break.

These past few months have been extremely flat on the ocean but every Florida surfer knows that when a hurricane hits Florida, that means major swell for all to enjoy!

But where was the best place to go?

Heading somewhere along the Gulf Coast like Clearwater Beach or the Paradise Coast wouldn’t work because the sweet is never large enough there, and the last time I went to explore St. Augustine or Daytona Beach, it was way to crowded.  So I guess that settles it, it was time to go surfing in New Smyrna.

Waxing up the surfboard and making my way to the Inlet at New Smyrna Beach, my buddy and I were ready to face Hurricane Irene straight on and see the awesome power she had in store for us during this excellent day long adventure!

Surfing in New Smyrna Beach…

Have you ever been surfing during a hurricane?