COCOA BEACH, Florida - The Cocoa Beach Pier is celebrating International Surfing Day on Monday, June 20, 2016, with the launch of a surf school, discounted surfboard rentals, and food and drink specials to encourage visitors to spend the Summer Solstice - the longest day of the year - at the beach.
For the first time ever, visitors can take surfing lessons at The Cocoa Beach Pier, the most popular surfing spot in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Cocoa Beach Surf School by Flohana will provide a variety of lessons to cater to the type of learning environment preferred, from private and semi-private lessons to group lessons and surf clinics. Experienced instructors will provide training covering all aspects of the sport, including water safety and basic board skills. Lessons will be offered daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with surfboards provided and prices varying based on the type of instruction.
Lessons are not necessary to take part in the day's celebration of surfing though, with discounted surfboard rentals available for $15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After working up an appetite, or for those who prefer to stay dry, diners can enjoy a celebratory surf ‘n turf special consisting of peel-and-eat shrimp and a burger for $15.95, as well as Kona beers for just $3.50.
Cocoa Beach is known as the 'East Coast Surfing Capital of the United States' and the Cocoa Beach Pier is an ideal location for surfers of all levels, offering lifeguards, easy parking, convenient restrooms, five restaurants and bars, shops, an art gallery, volleyball courts and more. To book a surf school lesson, guests can make arrangements at the Pier or by calling (321) 506-2209.
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