"When, Where and Why the Waves are the Best!"
Los Angeles, California
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Reunion Island, Indian Ocean
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Los Angeles, California
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The L.A. area is massive including Orange county, the best surf in the region. To optimize your time in the surf & not in traffic pick the breaks you want to surf the most & coordinate your lodging judiciously.
Water Temp: 66-71 degrees
Water Pollution: Mostly clean but after rain can get polluted near runoffs, river mouths and sewage treatment centers.
Wave Consistency: Plenty of south swells provide consistent 3-6ft faces.
Overall Weather: 70-75 degrees on the beach, much warmer inland.
Suggested Gear:3/2 full suit or spring suit, neoprene vest, jacket & shorts, board shorts, rash guards, sunscreen, & sun block.
The waves are easy to get to, if you get out early. Avoid, at all costs, driving during rush hours, it is crazy! Pick your favorite break and lodge within walking distance if possible.
Can you get to the waves? Yes, most are easy to find, get there early to find parking.
Are there places to stay? Yes, but not all breaks have plentiful lodging & many near the breaks are pricey.
Is it crowded? Most breaks are crowded, especially the smaller days.
Is there localism: Yes, and unlike San Diego, it can get very aggressive.
Are there Hazards: There are so many different breaks and each have their particular hazards, ask early & often.
The L.A. area has everything! Sure it comes with a stiff price tag but you will not be bored, ever. However, you can swing L.A. on a budget if you exclude the pricey nightlife and xxxxx hotels.
Things to do: Anything & everything that involves liquid.
Things to do out of the water? Send me an email if you find something you can't do!
People: Friendly enough, mostly you are invisible...
Food & Water: Not a problem on any budget.
Nightlife: Top shelf material, pick your poison and test your chemistry.
Expense: Surprisingly inexpensive to shockingly overpriced, consumer choice.
Safety: Most beaches are safe in the area, off the beach, use your noggin!
L.A. is one of those places you love or hate, not much middle ground, but there is no question it has a lot of everything; including righteous surf.