Los Angeles: Surfing
City Of Angels
When most people picture L.A. beaches, invariably the site of a surfer riding the perfect wave comes to mind. Los Angeles is one of the most popular places in the United States for a surfing holiday. Surfing is not just a recreation in LA; it’s a way of life. Those wishing to take a surfing holiday for the first time will be relieved to know that there are many companies at the beach offering equipment rentals and instructions/lessons for about $80. For those wanting to take a surfing holiday as a spectator, there are many local and national surfing competitions like the International Surf Festival at Hermosa Beach usually at the end of July or beginning of August.
Los Angeles is home to some of the best waves for surfing in the United States. Just 40 miles south of L.A. is the famous Huntington Beach and Surf City USA – the capital of surfing. On any given day, beachgoers can watch surfers catching waves all along the coast. Many rental shops that rent surfboards and give lessons for visitors wishing to learn are conveniently located on the beaches and boardwalks.