City of NSB Leading By Example

*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the East Coast Current. The city commission of New Smyrna Beach recently and unanimously passed a single-use plastics ban on all city properties, and kudos to them. The same body also voted to appropriate $9 million to preserve 152 acres of woodlands and marsh … Continue reading City of NSB Leading By Example

Right Coast Wahine: Wakeskating

Summer is finally here – whoop, whoop! These past few weeks, the ocean has turned into a big lake. Barely any waves to surf, so in my free time when I’m not at fight class or swimming in the ocean, I’ve had the chance to take out the boat and work on my wakeskating skills.  Wakeskating is similar to surfing and skating, but also very … Continue reading Right Coast Wahine: Wakeskating

EdgeFest Back to School Party

Close out the summer with tons of fun at the EdgeFest Back to School Party! Summer is more than halfway over and it is time to begin to think about the kids returning to school. Our annual Back to School Party is planned for Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA (148 West Turgot Avenue, Edgewater). The event begins at 10 a.m. … Continue reading EdgeFest Back to School Party

Revitalizing Outback Plaza NSB

Welcome Riptides Raw Bar & Grill 2nd Location  The Outback Plaza property, located beachside at 429 3rd Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, will be revitalized. Plans for a four-story, 114-room Hyatt Place hotel will replace the distressed former grocery-centered commercial strip. Additionally, Ormond Beach’s Riptides Raw Bar & Grill will be adding a second location, developed on the same parcel. Construction plans for the new … Continue reading Revitalizing Outback Plaza NSB

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Adventures of a Modern Pirate: July 2019

The taste of home-baked coconut cake was still around in my mouth when I awoke to a picturesque sunrise with the rhythmic sound of lapping waves tenderly stroking the shoreline. I smacked my lips, tasting the after-effect. Through squinting eyes, I logged the tropical view somewhere in my brain for later reminiscing. It didn’t take long for me to notice the quintessential rum hangover in … Continue reading Adventures of a Modern Pirate: July 2019

July Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat  Summer is finally officially here and the bite is as hot as the weather!  Fishing in Summer in Central Florida With all the species coming out to feed, it’s been a great way to kick off the season. The flounder, trout, redfish and snook have all been very active.  I recently started using the new DOA 2.5-inch … Continue reading July Fishing Guide

INSIDE LOOK: Travis Ford, NSB Homes

Lifestyle Realtor – “Living the Dream” Q: How long have you lived in New Smyrna Beach and what brought you here? A: I grew up in Ponce Inlet so I was always pretty close. We came and surfed this side a lot as kids. I was lucky enough that my job with Billabong allowed me to move around in my 20s and 30s. I lived … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Travis Ford, NSB Homes


Tie-dye is coming in hot in 2019. It can be traced back to the 60s and it seems like it never left. It’s known for the eccentric hippie lifestyle that has become full blown and elevated to high fashion status. Tie-dye is currently invading every online store to your favorite retailers. This summer, DIY, but try playing with different textiles of clothing such as slips, … Continue reading EVERLASTING TIE-DYE

Atlantic Center for the Arts Welcomes Creature to Harris Theater Stage

Creature, the comic play by Heidi Schreck set in medieval England, is coming to the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach August 15 – 18 with three evening performances and two matinées. The Art Center is located at 1414 Art Center Avenue in New Smyrna Beach. New Play at Atlantic Center for the Arts this August The play is produced by Positively … Continue reading Atlantic Center for the Arts Welcomes Creature to Harris Theater Stage

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New Smyrna Beach Murals

Beautifying the City and Building Community New Smyrna Beach (NSB) is enhancing its art culture around town. Murals, artwork painted directly on a wall, are making the city more colorful. The murals are located in community hotspots along Flagler Avenue and in historic downtown on Canal Street. Volusia County also commissioned an artist to create a mural within Smyrna Dunes Park. Mural in Progress in … Continue reading New Smyrna Beach Murals