2019 Fantastic Flagler Visitor, Newcomer & Resident Guide 2019_Fantastic_Flagler__Visitor-Newcomer-Resident- - Page 34

ON THE WATER A lthough Flagler Beach has a population of just around 5,000 people, it attracts thousands to its shores year-round. The area is known for its hip vibe and near-perfect waves, making it ideal for surfing. Bring your own board or rent one to hang ten like a pro. Local surf shops offer lessons with surf camps held each summer to teach the basics. After a day riding the waves, refresh by grabbing a bite to eat at Tortuga’s Florida Kitchen & Bar, serving up fresh food and tasty drinks with an oceanview. And, you’re sure to catch more than a wave when you spend time browsing the local boutiques and shops like the Flagler Beach Gift Shop that dot the coastline in Flagler Beach. 32    flaglerchamber.org  •  visitflagler.com Flagler Beach is home to the Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Competition each fall and hosts a Surfers for Autism event each summer. For dates of upcoming events, visit: www.tommytant.com or www.surfersfor autism.org Photo credits: Larry MIngledorff