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RE: Beginner Surf Spots in California?« on: January 24 2009 15:01:00 »
Fu*k off with your shite overpriced surf shop
RE: Beginner Surf Spots in California?« Reply #1 on: January 24 2009 19:01:00 »
bolsa chica is where lots of people learn to surf, just north of huntington beach. hb is the model orange county beach city, where you can stock up on surf gear as needed. other spots in los angeles/orange county crash kind of hard for beginners.
RE: Beginner Surf Spots in California?« Reply #2 on: February 08 2009 16:02:00 »
"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."
I'm calling BS on that one.
Besides I was 76 when I gave that place up.
RE: Beginner Surf Spots in California?« Reply #3 on: February 28 2009 18:02:00 »
Hey I don't mean to threadjack but I'm also looking for a sweet spot to pick up surfing again once it gets warmer.
My main concern is I just want somewhere where there aren't really many other people out and I don't have to sit in a lineup or anything. And of course as few rocks/jellyfish as possible. I don't care about jellyfish that much but my buddy who is going to learn with me has some weird phobia of them.
I live very close to Santa Monica, Ventura, and Malibu, so spots at these locations are ideal. Only spot i've ever surfed before was just somewhere on the side of the PCH.
RE: Beginner Surf Spots in California?« Reply #4 on: March 31 2009 16:03:00 »
I am also going on a roadtrip with my sis down the coast from Vancouver Island. We are going no farther than disneyland, and would like to stop along the way to surf (we're both beginners), and see some great beaches. We are planning on camping the whole way. We are leaving here in early May....thanks!!
RE: Beginner Surf Spots in California?« Reply #5 on: June 22 2009 08:06:00 »
Probably too late for the original poster but for future refernce, check out Sunset beach where PCH runs into Sunset. All along Santa Monica are also easy waves to learn on – lots of surf schools here too.
For more info on all things California surfing related, check out Tribal Surf http://www.tribalsurf.net/ a website started by local So Cal surfers.
RE: Beginner Surf Spots in California?« Reply #6 on: February 23 2010 08:02:673 »
My names Brandi
Im from florida
Im looking to surprise my boyfriend in June by taking him to California, this is where hes always wanted to go. My problem is i have no idea which part of california would be the best place to go for the best "california" experience. During the trip i would like to plan for a cple days of beginners surfing because he never surfed before.... What are your thoughts and ideas? Good place to stay, best scenery, where to learn to surf?
Thanks so Much
RE: Beginner Surf Spots in California?« Reply #7 on: February 23 2010 14:02:113 »
I would recomend norcal... santa cruz,pacifica, bay area surf is really cool. beginner waves upto expert level. enjoy cali!
RE: Beginner Surf Spots in California?« Reply #8 on: February 23 2011 12:02:00 »
re; Bay Area Surf is really cool.
Yes it is. I lived there for a long time. NEED wetsuit most of the year. Try Capitola, Santa Cruz, Ocean Beach in San Francisco.
RE: Beginner Surf Spots in California?« Reply #9 on: February 28 2012 06:02:00 »
Hi. I'll go to california ( I think LA to SF ) this August and I'd like to know which spots are the best to surf (no longboard) please. I'm more or less a beginner, I don't catch waves over 5 feet. Please give me some spots I can go ! :)