With an impressive 70 miles of coastline, San Diego is a surfer’s dream. There are abundant opportunities for wave riders of all levels, up and down the city’s 33 public beaches from Oceanside at the top to Imperial Beach at the bottom. The most famous spot of them all, however, is Swami’s Reef in Encinitas, which achieved legendary status courtesy of the Beach Boys’ classic 1963 hit “Surfin’ USA”. Turn up the volume and drive down to watch the action—but don’t attempt Swami’s yourself unless you’re an experienced surfer: the meaty waves and unpredictable breaks mean this is expert-level only. If you’re a novice but keen to try the sport out, it’s worth visiting Surf Diva in La Jolla, the world’s first all-woman surf school, which offers coed classes of every level with prices starting at $85 for two hours’ instruction.
|Venue name:||Surf Diva Surf School|
2160 Avenida De La Playa