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Cocoa Beach Pier Surf Report, Live Surf Cams & 16-Day Surf Forecast

Known previously as Canaveral Pier and now as Cocoa Beach Pier, this cradle of East Coast professional surfing made its name in the ’60s and remains a longboard haven supported by the regular crew drawn to its long, crumbly lines in between the many surf contests that run here every year. Chances are you won’t get barreled at Cocoa Beach Pier, since it’s typically top-to-middle at best. However, like most of Cocoa Beach, the Pier remains a great place to score waves at high tide, when South Brevard’s more critical breaks can doze for hours. More importantly, the Pier offers surfers the only wind shelter between Sebastian Inlet and Jetty Park.

Ability Level

All Abilities

Surf is generally suitable for all skill levels.

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Pretty mellow overall.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Can get crowded but it is spread out.

Spot Rating

Poor

Good spot for beginners and newer surfers. There is a lot of surf history here, take some time to learn it and get the full experience.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Easy but can get more challenging on bigger days.

Water Quality

Fair

Can get murky with tons of large boat traffic in and out of Port Canaveral. This is a cruise ship port.

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