Insider: Cocoa Beach Surf Festival (Tjaden)

    Insider: Ride the Waves at the Cocoa Beach Easter Surf Festival

    By Lauren Tjaden

    Undoubtedly, the best-known surfing event in Florida is the annual Easter Surfing Festival in Cocoa Beach. The festival, a three-day surf, skimboard and water sport extravaganza, has a real family atmosphere. Events include the Longboard Pro, Shortboard Pro and skimboarding, and with divisions for juniors, pros, amateurs and dogs. Activities include an egg hunt for the kids, movies, bands, parties and a sunrise Easter service. Also — seriously — surfing dogs. Check out the video.