What crackdown? Florida spring breakers fight for their right to party with huge brawl erupting on the beach - as scantily clad revelers smash drinks and soak up the sun despite tough new restrictions

March 12, 2024

Thousands of spring breakers cut loose as they hit the Florida sands, then each other, when high-energy spirits boiled over into brawls - and it's only Monday. Groups of bikini-clad girls and jeering guys flocked to the packed-out Fort Lauderdale Beach where women could be seen brawling with each other in front of frat bros in boozed-fueled wrestling matches which sometimes turned violent. It means that much of the party has now moved 45 minutes north to Fort Lauderdale where authorities appear to be slightly more relaxed. Spring breakers wrestle on Las Olas Beach in Ft. Lauderdale, FloridaSpring breakers party on Las Olas Beach in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on MondaySpring breakers seize the night at a beach just off Las Olas Beach in Fort LauderdaleA ramped-up police presence was noticeable along the beach with officers on bicycles, buggies and SUVs seen patrolling the area. There was barely a patch of open sand to be had on some stretches of Fort Lauderdale Beach, often dubbed as 'Spring Break Central.'