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Learn to Surf Like a Pro in Daytona Beach

Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Let’s go surfing now! Daytona Beach area surfing outfitters,
like Surfari Surf School in this video, provide personal instruction,
equipment and a new opportunity to enjoy the water.
No waves? No problem! Enjoy paddle boarding instead.

See more adventure-filled Daytona Beach videos on our YouTube channel!

For those who have always aspired to ride an ocean wave (and maybe even hang 10) on a surfboard, Florida’s eastern coast — with its subtropical climate and typically approachable wave sizes on the Atlantic Ocean — offers a great place to get started. And with 23 miles of expansive beaches, ride-able wave swells over a soft, shallow sandbar, and plenty of local surf shops that rent boards and offer lessons, Daytona Beach in particular is the perfect place to learn to surf. 

Throughout the nation and even the world, many know the Shriners for their charitable work — including the Shriners Hospitals for Children, a network of more than 20 nonprofit medical facilities found throughout North America that treat children with orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of their families’ ability to pay for the care.

4 Ways to Keep Cool in Daytona Beach

Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2018 9:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

The sun is shining in Daytona Beach, and that can make for the most perfect summer day. While sunshine and blue skies are two of the best elements and biggest draws of the area, it’s a good idea to have a few activities in mind that’ll keep your vacation crew from getting overheated. When you’re out in the sun, you should wear a hat, stay hydrated and wear sunscreen to stay protected. 

With its 23 miles of expansive beaches and an amazing range of fun activities on tap — truly offering something for people of all ages and interests — Daytona Beach attracts vacationers from all over the world each year. And while the full spectrum of area attractions offers the “Wide. Open. Fun.” that Daytona Beach is famous for, a handful of landmarks in the area are so uniquely Daytona Beach, nothing even remotely like them can be found anywhere else. 

Daytona Beach boasts some of the most spectacular and iconic views in the entire country. Every year, countless travelers, beach lovers, sports fans and adventure seekers come here to take in the vast natural beauty and numerous historical landmarks. 

Beachcombers flock to Daytona Beach to search its shores for shells as unique as the destination. Hunting for seashells is a time-honored tradition of vacationers in the Daytona Beach area, and the activity is just as fun today as it was when your grandparents did it! This old-fashioned beach hobby doesn’t require any fancy gadgets — all you need are your eyes and a bucket.

A relaxing day at the beach is probably just what the doctor ordered for you! Snoozing under the shade of your umbrella or reading a romance novel to the sound of crashing waves is certainly hard to beat. But if you seek a beach activity that allows you to stretch your legs — or have kids who don’t want to sit still — skimboarding is the perfect solution! 

Summertime means sun, sand and special memories here in Daytona Beach. This area proudly hosts thousands of families each and every year who come from all over the world to experience the iconic wide beaches and rich racing history. You could spend an entire vacation happily lounging on the beach with the breeze gently rustling the pages of a good book. But, for many kids, sitting still anywhere for that long can be a challenge! Luckily, Daytona Beach offers endless adventures for all ages.

See more adventure-filled Daytona Beach videos on our YouTube channel!

Summer will soon be in full swing — have you planned your vacation?

Often, the pressure of planning something special or unforgettable for the whole family can be stressful. Other times, we feel we are just too busy to get away.  Research supports that taking a vacation is good for our health, relationships and overall well-being.