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Ramon
Seattle

San Diego

Good surf spots for experienced surfers?

Some buddies and I are staying with my cousin and uncle in San Diego for spring break—can anyone recommend some good surf spots? Also, I keep hearing that in southern Cal you can surf in the morning and be on the slopes by the afternoon—is that true and if we come in March will we be too late for that? Thanks for your time! 


6 Answers

top answer by
Alex from Santa Cruz

Nice!  I don't know anything about hitting the slopes, but I can recommend some surf spots.  

Just FYI: there are no real secret surf spots in San Diego.  There are spots all up and down the coast and anytime there are good waves, people will congregate there.  One that I can tell you to skip is  La Jolla Shores, which is more of a beginners spot.

have fun man!


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Trestles (attraction)
  2. San Onofre State Beach (neighborhood)
  3. La Jolla Shores (attraction)
  4. Swami's Beach (attraction)
  5. Windansea Beach (attraction)
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answered by
Jacki from Venice Beach

My surf friends LOVE Encinitas!  Check it out.

Totally possible to surf in the morning and hit the slopes in the evening at Big Bear Lake!


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  1. Encinitas (city)
  2. Big Bear Lake (city)
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answered by
Casey from Bali

Black's Beach is missing. One of the best waves in US!


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  1. Black's Beach (attraction)
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answered by
Rita from Riverside (California)

Yes Ramon it is true. You can do both in the same day. This winter has been pretty dry but if we get spring showers like we usually do, the mountains will have snow.


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answered by
Wendee from Carlsbad (California)

Surf at Encinitas at Swami's Beach. All the pros go there.  It's not too late to ski at Big Bear Mountain. Just a two and half hour drive from Encinitas.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Encinitas (city)
  2. Swami's Beach (attraction)
  3. Big Bear Mountain (attraction)
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answered by
Belinda from La Jolla

Ocean Beach is a pretty good spot for moderate to advanced surfers.


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  1. Ocean Beach (attraction)
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