Southern California, the stretch of coast from Santa Barbara to The Mexican boarder is the cradle of modern surfing. The combination of beach lifestyle, affluent population and a state that is renowned for promoting freedom, has led to the creation of the surf sub culture.
Although Hawaii is the spiritual home of surfing, SoCal as it’s affectionately known, is the home of all things modern surfing. It developed here due to a good climate and an incredible variety of quality waves all in close proximity to a lot of people who just love the beach.
Although almost overlooked by the outside world, due to crowds mostly, Southern California is more than worth a surf trip. Legendary waves like Trestles and Rincon, whilst crowded, are amongst the very best in the world and have spawned a whole industry around them, not to mention legions of pro surfers. It’s a must visit, and you’ll be surprised how good the surf is as well.