15 Best Surf Cities in the U.S.

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Any surfer knows that finding a good surf location isn’t the easiest of tasks. Thankfully, the U.S. offers a large selection of awesome surf spots. So large, in fact, that it can be difficult for a surfer to choose the right one! Fortunately for you, we atBookSurfCamps.com, has put together a list featuring the 15 best surfing spots in the U.S. to help beginner and advanced surfers alike find their perfect surf spot!

Santa Cruz, California

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With a city population of 60,000 inhabitants, Santa Cruz is the largest city of the Santa Cruz County in California. The city is nicknamed Surf City thanks its perfect surf spots and popularity among surfers. Unfortunately, the city lost the legal battle for the name Surf City, USA with Huntington Beach, California, but that doesn’t stop surf lovers to use it!

Some of the premium surf spots in Santa Cruz, California include Steamer Lane, Wadell Creek, and Pleasure Point. But don’t worry if none of these spots are to your liking, because the county’s 40-mile beach stretch is home to more than 75 great surf spots! Also, did you know that famed inventor of the wetsuit, Jack O’Neill hailed from Santa Cruz?

 

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Encinitas, California

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Encinitas is a beach city in Southern California, famous for its stunning waves, gorgeous beaches, laid back attitude, andsurf culture. It’s the place where everything and everyone caters to surfers and some even call it surfer heaven.

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Some of the best surf spots in Encinitas are Seaside, Cardiff Reef, and Swamis. One of the most popular attractions in Encinitas is The Magic Carpet Ride statue. Nicknamed the Cardiff Kook, the statue is a 16-foot bronze statue of a surfer attempting a floater. What’s special about the statue is that since its inauguration, it has been regularly dressed up, and altered – it’s been Santa Claus, a bride and it’s even been attacked by a pterosaur!

 

 

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Malibu, California

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Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California. The reason why Malibu is so popular among surfers is because it consists of a 21-mile strip of Pacific coastline. You can’t really beat that!

Also, it’s no surprise that Malibu, California is one of the best surf cities in the United States, as it is considered to be the modern birthplace of surfing. It’s got pretty much anything a surfer can want! From awesome waves, to great surf shops, and an amazing surf culture, Malibu Beach’s First Spot is the ultimate Californian surf spot.

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