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Canadian seeking waves: Oregon or drive to California?« on: February 13 2017 22:02:00 »
I grew up and live in landlocked Alberta but last year got to Bali and spent 30 days straight surfing Kuta- couldn't stop going to the beach every day :)
By the end of my stay I was getting the hang of the shortboard and riding probably 8ish foot waves (teaching myself how to drop into stuff). Since I'm gonna have to drive 12 hours minimum I'm looking to find something worth the trip- or is that an unrealistic expectation? Heheh I don't know much about surfing TBH.
- What season should I look at going for good waves? Summer/winter/spring?
(I have a wetsuit)
- Worth the extra day of driving to get to Cali?
Also, looking to sleep in the car on location. Can I do this @ beaches in the US without getting ganked?
RE: Canadian seeking waves: Oregon or drive to California?« Reply #1 on: March 25 2017 20:03:00 »
I grew up in Central California. There's some good surf there, and it may be slightly warmer than in Oregon. I would say the autumn is the best time to go. Not only is the surf a decent size, but it also tends to be the warmest time of year. I would recommend a 4-3 wetsuit.
I've heard there are some good spots further north of the Golden Gate bridge but the ones I'm most familiar with are in Pacifica and Half Moon Bay.
If you are intermediate and into surfing bigger waves, Ocean Beach in San Fransisco has some awesome waves in the autumn.
I would also recommend Linda Mar in Pacifica because the local crowd is friendlier than other places nearby, and it's a good place for beginners and intermediates alike.