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:
Tamarack Surf Beach
Swami's State Beach
Cardiff State Beach
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.
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.
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.