There are no shortage of surf breaks in San Diego and the perfect wave to match any skill level. For novice surfers, La Jolla Shores is a family friendly strip of beach with a sandy bottom and gentle waves. The beach also features full facilities including year-round lifeguards on duty and restrooms with showers. On the border of La Jolla and Pacific Beach, you’ll find Tourmaline Surf Park. This beautiful setting is a hub for beginning surfers with low wave swells, lifeguards and restrooms with showers. It is also a great spot for kite boarders and windsurfers. Pacific Beach Point, best in the winter months, offers a friendly reef-exposed wave for beginners. It is also bordered by a popular boardwalk with lots of amenities. Coronado and the Silver Strand are also great spots for beginners to gain confidence and get pointers from more experienced surfers. The beaches feature sandy bottoms, the paddle out is generally easy and the local breaks are known for gentle long-riding waves. For more on where to surf in San Diego, visit beaches.
If you’re looking to add genuine Southern California surf to your San Diego vacation, there are a number of surf outfits to help get you riding the waves.
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