Surfing is a way of life for many San Diegans. On any given day, rain or shine, spring, summer, fall or winter, you will find devoted and passionate surfers spotted along the shores on every beach from Mexico through Oceanside, waiting patiently for the perfect swell and the epic ride. For many, an early morning dawn patrol surf session is as much a part of their daily routine as a morning run is to other athletes.
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.
Offer is valid for 1 (one) child per paying surfer. Paying surfer can be an adult or another child. Offer only applies to private surf lessons, group classes, clinics and camps are excluded.
One adult per two kids required. One adult over 25 required for entire party. Valid form of deposit is required. Rental period must not exceed one full day.
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