Adrenaline Packed Ways to Play in the South Part 7

There are New Year's resolutions, and then there are summer resolutions.


Hang Ten off Jax Beach

“We get waves constantly—it always breaks here,” says Stephen Ryback, instructor at the Jax Beach Surf Shop located on 1st Street in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Find the best break just a couple blocks south of the town pier, with newbies catching waves a bit further down the beach. Whether you need lessons or a board rental, the shop can hook you up. They loan out a wide variety, including hard-core performance boards, longboards and, best suited to those still building confidence, soft-top surfboards. The best deal is to take a lesson, which includes wax and a wetsuit, and all the gear you use is yours all day.


Kayak to Cumberland

Starting from Crooked River State Park near St. Marys, Ga. Kayak on three-day trips to


Ride a Horse on Jekyll Island

Guests as young as 5 years can join Three Oaks Farm for a guided horseback—or pony—ride on Jekyll Island’s Driftwood Beach. Upon request, swim-ride and moonlight tours are also available.


Join a Ranger-led Turtle Walk

At Edisto Beach State Park, rangers with the Edisto Environmental Learning Center lead beach walks May through August, teaching guests about loggerhead turtle protection and nesting habits.


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