Tips for your surf vacation in California
California surfing is insanely popular and the state is a great vacation destination for all surfers, whether beginner or pro. Most impressive is you can surf in California all year round.
During the summer months, there are many easy beach breaks for beginners, while in the winter, advanced surfers can look forward to rough water and waves that offer a real challenge.
No matter when or where you want to surf in California, we recommend a wetsuit. Unfortunately, the water doesn’t get much warmer than 70°F in Southern California, even in the summer!
Depending on the beach, you should check beforehand whether the waves are suitable for you and whether you can adapt to the prevailing surfing etiquette. If you want to avoid the crowds at the most popular beaches, it’s best to go between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm, when there are fewer people in the water.
You can rent a board from the many surf schools and shops along the coast. If you want to spend your whole vacation in the water, it might be worth investing in your own board – you’ll have plenty of room for you and your board in your roadsurfer.
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If you’re planning a longer surf trip and want to learn how to ride the best waves, then a surf camp is recommended. TheCaliCamp Surf Camp, for example, offers stays from 4 nights up to a whole month. You’ll get to know the best beaches as well as insider tips for surfing in California straight from the locals’ mouth
At the Endless Summer Surf Camp near San Clemente, both beginners and advanced surfers can get on the board. You’ll not only learn the best techniques but also surf photography.
If you’re taking a road trip with kids in California, the iSurf Camps are ideal. Professional instructors for all ages and experience levels are on hand to help kids, and kids can enjoy playing on the beach all day long. There are different camps to choose from, with both half and full-day programs.