Words, photos and video by John Streit.

The last time the Surf & Adventure Co. ventured down to False Cape State Park for a day of surfing, the crew was greeted by tiny, sub-par conditions at Little Island Park. But just around the bend – which is visible by anyone who looks south down the Sandbridge coast – a completely different scene unfolded: clean, thigh-high peelers stoked all who participated.

So this time around, we were frothing at the sight of knee-to-thigh high waves peeling off both sides of Little Island Pier. Based off of last years’ results, we knew that something much better awaited our group of nine surfers just 6.5 miles away.

Instead of being shuttled down in one of the state park buses as we were last year, we decided to kick up the adventure factor by biking to and from the beach at False Cape.

The result were some breathtaking sights as we trekked through the waterfowl sanctuary in Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, which gave way to the maritime forest of the state park. These vistas made the trip more than worthwhile in of itself, but the gems rolling over the all-natural sandbars were the real treasure of this journey.

A waist-high peak peeling mechanically off of a remote bank greeted our crew as the anticipation levels reached a fever pitch. While the waves were not epic in size, the shape and conditions couldn’t have been more perfect: offshore wind, warm green water and long clean lines made for an afternoon that no one on the trip would forget.


We are stoked on our partnership with False Cape State Park, and look forward to many more of these excursions in the future. Next up is our sold-out Women’s Yoga Surf Retreat on June 9. Space is still available for the June 30 Women’s Surf and SUP Yoga Retreat, which you can reserve your space today by clicking here.

Until next time, enjoy the video and images of the day!


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