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Surf Board signs

  • Typhoon Lagoon Blustery Bay: Wave pool, which alternates on a 90-minute surf (6 foot high) waves/30-minute bobbing waves cycle.
  • Blustery Bay: Zero depth entry tidal pool near the clock tower, adjacent to the “Blustery Bay” and is surrounded by sandy beaches.
  • Whitecap Cove: Zero depth entry tidal pool near “Surf Doggies” adjacent to the “Blustery Bay” and is surrounded by sandy beaches.
  • Learn to Surf: Hosted by “Craig Carroll’s Cocoa Beach Surf School” a two and a half hour surf lesson before the park opens (additional cost). All needed surf gear provided.

All rides and attractions are marked with red nautical pennants indicating the thrill level: One pennant equals "laid back," two means "radical," three means "hot stuff," and four equals "awesome." Because the semantical differences between "radical" and "awesome" are minimal.

Typhoon Lagoon. This is the heart of the park, a swimming area that spreads out over 2-1/2 acres and contains almost 3 million gallons of water. It's scalloped by lots of little coves, bays, and inlets, all edged with white-sand beaches--spread over a base of white concrete, as body surfers will soon discover when they try to slide into shore. Ouch! The main attraction is the waves. Twelve huge water-collection chambers hidden in Mt. Mayday dump their load with a resounding "whoosh" into trapdoors to create waves large enough for Typhoon Lagoon to host amateur and professional surfing championships.

A piercing hoot from Miss Tilly signals the start and finish of wave action: Every even hour, for 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off, 4-ft-plus waves issue forth every 90 seconds; every odd hour is devoted to moderate bobbing waves. Even during the big-wave periods, however, the waters in Blustery Bay and Whitecap Cove are protected enough for timid swimmers.

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  Must transfer to standard wheelchair, and then to ride vehicle