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.
Surf is generally suitable for all skill levels.
Pretty mellow overall.
Can get crowded but it is spread out.
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.
Easy but can get more challenging on bigger days.
Can get murky with tons of large boat traffic in and out of Port Canaveral. This is a cruise ship port.