Where the Right is Always Right!


My local break – Ponce Inlet


Maybe I wrote this title to lure in some overzealous political types who like to spend their free time posting their views on some forum. This post…Prepare for disappointment!

Yesterday, I drove into the park at Ponce Inlet and walked down the boardwalk to the beach. People were fishing and the dog park was bustling. A field trip of elementary school kids were being escorted on a search for local wildlife which includes the grazing gopher turtles that reside in the flowing field of Sea Oats and white sand.

I stopped for a brief moment and took it all in. I am lucky to call this place my local spot.



You can see the Daytona Beach in the distance.


Daytona Beach is so close. The cars blasting hip hop and rock as they drive by in a long line. The wall to wall hotels and convenience stores and the grime of a beach in a big city. Yet, so close is South Daytona Beach Shores. So close yet a world away.

As for the surfing, if you are a local then you know you are going right. The lefts do break but they bend out and are far shorter. Even if the wave looks good going left, I just let it roll on by.


Right after right after right


So if you are in the area and want some tranquility; skip the chaos and drive a few extra miles for the quality.




The tranquil beach of Ponce Inlet.

What about you all out there? Do you have some hidden gems that go unnoticed by the masses?


About 1stpeaksteve

Welcome to The Side Wedge! The Side Wedge is a product of the journey through life of Steve Zima. Former professional surfer, a writer, surf coach, and hospitality manager. This is a collection of travel tips, motivation, and stories from my past. Finally, I offer surf coaching through The Side Wedge. Please feel free to contact me with questions if you want to improve your performance today! Thanks for reading!
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6 Responses to Where the Right is Always Right!

  1. Beautiful pics and nice place to visit for surfing fun.

    • 1stpeaksteve says:

      Ponce Inlet is pretty fun! Not a lot of SUP surfers by the jetty. There are lots who explore the lagoon area and eco-touring.

      Thanks for the compliments about the photos!

  2. What a beautiful place 👍🏻

  3. Great insight into your local break Steve. Looks lovely!

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