Surfer Magazine's Guide to Southern California Surf Spots: Santa Barbara - Ventura - Los Angeles - Orange - San Diego

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Chronicle Books, May 4, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 208 pages
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Surfer Magazine offers the ultimate guide to catching the best waves from the pristine points of Santa Barbara to the sunny beaches of San Diego. For more than 250 spots, this sturdy manual sporting a water-resistant cover delivers a clear assessment of wave quality, prime wave conditions, and local hazards (both natural and manmade). Informative text answers the burning questions that surfers often pose: What tide? What wind? What swell? How are the locals? Are they worse than the sharksor the traffic? With helpful maps, photos, and directions, this Surfer's Guide is sure to become the gold standard for anyone looking to score the perfect wave.
  

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Ventura County 40
17
La Conchita Beach 45
22
Mussel Shoals to Pitas Point 47
24
Pitas PointFaria 48
25
Solimar 49
26
Ventura OverheadEmma Wood 50
27
Oxnard
31
Port Hueneme 31 Point Mugu
31
Palos Verdes Cove
59
Indicator
60
Indicator to Lunada Bay 62 Lunada
61
Lunada Bay to Apprentice Point
63
San Pedro
64
Long Beach Harbor
64
Long Beach Harbor to Orange County 60 64 65 65 66 67 67 68 69 70 71 72 72 71 74 76 77 78 79 80
66
83
67

Point Mugu to County Line
32
County Line 28 Ventura 52
33
HeavensStaircase
34
LeoCarilloSecos
35
Nicholas CanyonZeros
36
Zeros to Trancas
37
Trancas Point
38
Broad Beach 40 Zuma Beach
39
Westward BeachDrainpipes
40
Point Dume
42
Paradise Cove
43
Latigo
44
Latigo to Malibu Colony 46 Malibu Colony 47 Surfrider Beach a k a Malibu
45
Surfrlder Beach to Topanga
48
Topanga to Santa Monica
49
Santa Monica
50
Venice
51
Playa del Rey to El Segundo 53 El SegundoEl Porto 54 Manhattan Beach
52
Hermosa Beach
54
Redondo Beach 57 Torrance
56
Haggertys
58
Orange County 100 102 Coronado to Imperlal Beach 163
69
Santa Ana River Jetties 110
70
Newport Beach Jetties and Newport Point 111
71
Corona del Mar 116
Corona del Mar to Laguna Beach 116
Salt Creek 119
The Slrand to Dana Point 120
91
Carlsbad 136
Leucadia 138
Cardiff 140
Solana Beach 142
Torrey Pines 144
Blacks Beach 145
Scrlpps Pier to La Jolla Shores 147
La Jolla Shores to Windansea 148
Windansea to Pacific Beach 152
Mission Beach 155
The Wave House 156
Ocean Beach 158
Point LomaSunset Cliffs 158

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Surfer Magazine is the world's largest and most influential surf magazine. Launched in 1960 by filmmaker and artist John Severson, Surfer is widely regarded as "the bible of the Sport.

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