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RE: Beginner Surf Spots in California?« on: October 29 2007 10:10:00 »
Ok, here's a secret spot for you. 17th street in Huntington Beach. It has a sandbar outside the main beachbreak and you can't find an easier wave than here. The sandbar doesn't break all the time, but when it does, you can hit it and ride into the beachbreak, setting yourself up for a nice hollowish wave. Beginner tubes? Yup, right here. Forget the aggro vibe at the pier, this place is mellow, usually only one or two others out. Sure, the pier has better waves, but fight the crowd, why doncha. Why am I telling you this? Because I've moved and am no longer surfing that break. Enjoy it.
RE: Beginner Surf Spots in California?« Reply #1 on: October 29 2007 10:10:00 »
One more thing... Short on surf wax? Walk the tideline and find some small pieces to rub on your stick. Pollution has it's merits, sometimes. Don't step on the black blobs, that's oil.
RE: Beginner Surf Spots in California?« Reply #2 on: November 06 2007 11:11:00 »
Actually, the blobs of crude (came a bubblin up') were used by original Land owners, Chumash and Gabrieleno tribes, to waterproof their wicker baskets; I use it regularly on my kneeboard and can do 'el rollos' without worrying about ever falling off- the only problem, my wife has to wash me down to free me from my tubular-exploration vehicle.
RE: Beginner Surf Spots in California?« Reply #3 on: December 21 2007 02:12:00 »
In NorCal LindaMar in pacifica is the best beginner spot. Ocean Beach gets a little big. Bring your wetsuit!
RE: Beginner Surf Spots in California?« Reply #4 on: January 02 2008 20:01:00 »
hey guys. yup another lil beginner. ive decided to go down to huntington for spring break this year. does anyone wanna give out some lessons ?? just let me know. email me firstname.lastname@example.org. let me know its about the surf lessons. Thanks so much.
RE: Beginner Surf Spots in California?« Reply #6 on: March 25 2008 10:03:00 »
comparing the wedge to mavericks? hmmm.
I lived in Newport all of my life, and the wedge isn't always angry at people. Actually a top notch spot to learn to bodysurf.
I once saw a 78 year old man surfing his longboard on a triple overhead day breaking in 2 inches of sand, and escaping everytime.
its also where my dog bodyboards on other days. So be cool to each other everyone.
If u r in Orange county, just drive 15 minutes back and forth, and check the upper part of the Newport Penninsula, all the way up the coast a few miles to the hunnington beach pier. If no waves on south side of pier, check north side. If no waves still, then go as far into the penninsula as 6th street. You will find something!!
But check the surf report 1st cuz when its flat, its just like that.
RE: Beginner Surf Spots in California?« Reply #7 on: March 25 2008 20:03:00 »
After spring break on a most reliable perky beachbreak at Rincon Strand, camping along beach out of earshot of PCH; excellent spot for all if some windswell mixes in with uncommon n. swell sneaking thru Channel Islands; A-frames up and own a 1 mile beach with good surf-casting during afternoon blow-out.
RE: Beginner Surf Spots in California?« Reply #9 on: January 24 2009 13:01:00 »
You see, it changes all the time. Surfing can be great for beginners in one spot, and the next day the waves will be massive and slam beginners to the floor like pro football players to a child..hahahaha... Oh..Sorry.
But anyway, RedESurf.com is an awesome spot to check.