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13 Best Places to Surf in Florida

Just north of Daytona Beach, this quiet Atlantic getaway has a bit of resort-style glitz (it was once home to John D. Rockefeller) mixed in with its cozy, small-town feel. Known for its orange sand, thanks to an abundance coquina shells, and history of car racing on the beach, Ormond is also home to plenty of surf-worthy waves.

               <p>Where to Grab Gear and a Lesson</p>                   <p>Located in Ormond Beach and known as the original surfing school in the Daytona Beach area, <a href="http://daytonasurfingfirst-best.homestead.com/index.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Daytona Beach Surfing School</a> teaches the sport to more than 300 people each year. <a href="http://www.dawnpatrolsurfshop.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dawn Patrol Surf Shop</a>, owned by a local surfer, is another go-to and sells and rents top brand stand up paddleboards, as well as SUP, soft top, and standard surfboards.</p>

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