I hope you can help. I have a 10 yr old boy who wants to be a surfer in the worst way. We've taken him to Carlsbad for a week every summer since he was 3. A friend of ours has given him a few tips. And he has a long board and a short board that we got at a garage sale. We live in L.A. area--San Fernando Valley. We are 1/2 hour from Topanga State Beach. Do you guys have any ideas about where I could take him to practice. What would be a good beach to learn at. Carlsbad is great because it has lots of whitewater for him to practice on and he even got a couple of smallish green water waves last week. We tried Point Dume, but the surf was really crappy. Any ideas? How do local surfers feels about kids trying to learn?
Thanks fo much for any help you can give me.