Category Archives: New Smyrna Beach

The Gnarly Charley Surf Series July Contest

The Gnarly Charley Surf Series is a series of surf events for kids.  It’s held on the beaches of the east coast, primarily Florida.  It’s a mentorship and grooming contest series for kids who want to learn to surf in competitions, and it’s an opportunity for kids to be around good role models and other kids.  The contests run from summer through mid-fall. The full schedule of events can be found on the surf series website.


Surfing NSB During Shark Attack Month

Gorkin, Geiselman, and Groms were showing up and blowing up. They surely had to dodge a few shark fins while out there at the shark bite captial of the world, New Smyrna Beach, during the month with the highest rates of shark attacks. It is not a small difference. Every month other than September, there is only around one shark attack. September gets, on average, 7 more shark bites during this month, many of them coming from the shark bite capitol of the world. And yesterday, there were three shark attacks. Luckily, the little spinners and blacktips swimming in those waters only nip at people.