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First of all: people unfamiliar with the area will ask, “Is there good surfing in West Palm Beach?” not understanding that West Palm Beach doesn't really have a beach. Surfing on Palm Beach island is a different story, but the only kind of West Palm Beach surfing is wakeboarding at Shark Wake Park. Our Palm Beach County slice of paradise is not only renowned for its stunning beaches and dreamt-about lifestyle, but also usually has the best surfing in all of South Florida (except for that late September 2022 blast from Hurricane Ian that pretty much bypassed the Palm Beaches completely and blew up in South Beach). So, in a strange, but particular order, let’s look at the best Palm Beach surfing and other surf spots near West Palm Beach.

palm beach surfing in peak season
First, let’s talk…

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Shark Wake Park 561 is located at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach. Shark Wake Park located at 1440 Eshleman Trail and is more than fun on the water.  Safe waters, no sharks! The waterpark is some of the best family-friendly cable water sports parks and aqua parks in the world.  In 2019, the waterpark unveiled its location in West Palm Beach.  Shark Wake Park 561 is one of the largest floating playgrounds on the East Coast. Anything you can do behind a boat; you can do at the cable park.

Jump, dive and splash into your next family-friendly adventure on our Obstacle Island. If you ever wanted to wakeboard, learn here. The huge floating playground is full of monkey bars, climbing towers, slides and more! There is no better place for kids to play,…

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The Single Fin Showdown is an annual surf and skim festival held in Stuart. Last year, the Showdown attracted 150 competitors and 1,500 festival spectators. “Single Fin” means that contestants in the event ride 60's and 70's Single Fin Shortboards (provided) for the shortboard divisions and any board 9' and up for the Longboard divisions. 

The Single Fin Showdown is the perfect for families and those interested in watersports like surfing and skimming. The event is meant to bring the surfing community together, and what started in 2009 with a small group of surfers riding vintage single fin surfboards for bragging rights, has evolved into one of the largest one-day, amateur surf and skim festivals in Florida.

All proceeds from this year’s event…

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Exciting for both participants and spectators alike, dragon boat racing is one of the fastest growing aquatic sports in the world. In Tequesta, a co-ed team who call themselves Blazing Paddles welcomes memebers of all ages and walks of life to come try the fun sport for free.

The team urges that even though they’ve won numerous honors including a world record, most members have joined with zero paddling experience, and no equipment or experience is necessary to get started.

Started by Captain Will Murphy in 2003, Blazing Paddles has members from Hollywood all the way to Port St. Lucie who compete in dragon boat, canoe, and a variety in other water sports in the community. If you would like to give it a shot, all you have to do is have a good…

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