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Top surfing spots in San Diego County

Posted: 12:38 PM, Aug 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-21 20:26:12Z
Top surfing sport in San Diego County
Top surfing sport in San Diego County
Top surfing sport in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- California officially has a state sport as of Monday afternoon, surfing. 

With all the buzz you may be wondering where you can catch some waves in San Diego County. 

There are tons of places throughout the county to check out, whether you're a beginner or a pro. Check out the list below for more: 


Trestles Beach

Oceanside Harbor

Tamarack Surf Beach

Swami's State Beach

Cardiff State Beach


Beginner Spots

La Jolla Shores

Izzy Tihanyi, co-owner of Surf Diva  in La Jolla says this is the best spot to catch waves for beginners. Tihanyi recommends getting surf lessons before trying your hand at the sport and says surfing without lessons is like driving a car without driving lessons. 

Pacific Beach

This surf spot is perched beside Mission Bay is the perfect spot for beginners to catch some waves. Pacific Beach does tend to get crowded in the afternoons and on weekends, so you may want to head out early.

Del Mar

This gorgeous spot nestled a bit further north is also a great spot to catch some sun and surf. 

As far as places to avoid, Tihanyi says Tourmaline Surfing Park Beach sits above a rocky bottom and is best to avoid for beginners. Tihanyi also recommends those new to the sport also steer clear of Blacks Beach.