Five Hottest Southern California Surf Spots

Five Hottest Southern California Surf Spots

Written by mighway

Since its introduction to the area in the early 1900’s, surfing has long been Southern California’s gift to the American scene. With hundreds of five-star surf breaks along the 200-mile coastline between Santa Barbara and San Diego, Southern California offers an amazing surfing experience. There are literally hundreds of beaches to surf. These represent some of Southern California’s best.


Malibu by name conjures many images. From Gidget to Tom Hanks, Malibu has been famous for its celebrity presence. However, the beautiful sands and famous three-point break have long given Malibu its reputation. A rider can expect a thrill of easily 300 yards or more. With its easy access to the Pacific Coast Highway and its many restaurants and shops, Malibu offers endless enjoyment to the surfing fan.


Located in Newport Beach is The Wedge, infamous for its wedge-shaped waves. With the right conditions this area can produce up to a 30 foot swell. It is said that no two waves are alike making them unpredictable for the most experienced surfer. The Wedge is loved generally by bodysurfers, bodyboarders, skimboarders and kneeboarders although stand up surfers have also taken the challenge.

The Lower Trestles

For many surfers The Lower Trestles is considered the best surf spot in the world. Located near San Clemente the spot is considered unrivaled for training or experimentation. The boundless surf lines produced by offshore winds are superb for shortboard or longboard. The Lower Trestles are a part of The Trestles -including The Middle and Upper Trestles – where you may also surf.

Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach boasts classic California surf. Known as Surf City, Huntington Beach is home to the annual U.S. Open of Surfing. The break is said to have a swell, even if others are flat, and hollow waves with the right conditions. Although you can surf on either side of the famous pier, the south side is far more popular.

Salt Creek Beach

Near Laguna Beach in Dana Point, Salt Creek Beach is located in a massive cove with enticing left breaking waves. Normally filled with locals and visitors alike the beach emits a friendly atmosphere. With easy access off the Pacific Coast Highway, and numerous shops and restaurants nearby, Salt Creek Beach offers the enjoyment you’re looking for.

Whether you choose one of these beaches or the many in between, Southern California is the place for a surfing experience you will not soon forget. Book your next RV trip with Mighway and let the journey unfold!