About Bethune

Much less crowded and therefore a mellow alternative to the New Smyrna Inlet frenzy, Bethune is a SE swell spot that breaks from the outside all the way through and can wedge up and bowl on the inside. The wave is only good when the swell is over three-feet, and it can handle a much larger swell than New Smyrna can by the Inlet.

Source: Bethune Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Beginners and up, plenty of space for newer surfers to spread out.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating


Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Surprisingly light.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Another in a list of average spots. It gets good here when the stars align, but most people surf here due to ease of access.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Easy on the average day but paddling can be a challenging on bigger swells.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Outside of occasional red tide outbreaks, water is usually clean.

Additional Information


Whatever's swimming with you.


Easy to park, but easy to miss.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, bodyboard, skimming, bodysurfing



Best Season

Fall-Spring, Hurricane

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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