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Where Should You Live If You Want To Ride Powder And Surf?

From California to Japan to Lebanon, you really can have your snow and going surfing too

Getting barrelled in Cali’. Photo: Shutterstock

Average House Price: $400,000 USD (£239,000)

Average Snow to Surf Distance: 3.5 hours drive

Let’s be honest: who doesn’t want to move to California? It’s got the perfect combo of world-class surf year round and mountainous regions to get your shred on.

Los Angeles is just two-hours drive from Big Bear, so if the conditions are right you can quite literally ski or snowboard in the morning and surf in the afternoon. Mammoth is about five hours away, but definitely worth the drive.

That’s also not forgetting that California is the home of skateboarding, so when the surf is flat you can head to one of the epic parks dotted around the county.

Shaun White comes from California – and he’s pretty sick at, well, everything, so that’s got to count for something.

Photo: Mammoth Mountain


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