Surfing in California is known for it perfect right point waves. California is a great surf travel destination with a variety of waves and tons of things to do, even you are not surfing. The premier surf spots in California are usually crowded, but you can still find uncrowded waves if you know where to look.
California has over 800 miles of coastline with two very distinct surfing zones. Northern California is cold, rugged and unforgiving. Santa Cruz being its epicenter and the birthplace to the neoprene wetsuit. It is home to Steamer’s Lane and the big waves at Mavericks. Southern California is a classic surfing destination with lots of history and culture. It’s the home of Malibu, San-Onofre, Trestles, Rincon, Blacks Beach and other classic surf breaks. The water temperature is warmer in Southern California, but you’ll probably need a wetsuit year round, though a spring suit will suffice during summer months.