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Where to Surf

Welcome to your essential guide to Southern California's iconic surf spots! As you journey along the Golden State's shimmering coastline, you'll encounter legendary breaks that have carved their mark in the annals of surfing history.

From the mellow vibes and longboard-friendly waves at Blackies in Newport, to the family-friendly shores of Doheny State Beach; from the iconic long rides of Sunset Point in LA County, this page offers a deep dive into each locale's unique character, optimal conditions, and the vibrant communities that thrive around them. Use this page as your ultimate guide to Surfista's favorite breaks!

Check out our interactive surf map below for Surfista's favorite breaks!


Surfista's Beginner Friendly Surf Break Recommendations:

Blackies Surf Spot, Newport Beach, CA

Orange County - Beach Break

Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington Beach, CA

Orange County - Beach Break

Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, CA

Orange County - Reef Break

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Old Man's at San Onofre State Beach, San Clemente, CA

San Diego County - Reef Break

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PV Cove, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

LA County - Point Break

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Sunset Point, Pacific Palisades, CA

La County - Point Break

Tourmaline Beach, San Diego, CA

San Diego County - Beach Break

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