Choosing the best Los Angeles surf spots begins with learning the waves breaking closest to you, then as ambition grows, taking to the road to explore the county’s 75 miles of coastline.
If you’re new to surfing, learn how to choose the right surf spot.
Los Angeles Surf Spots – North County
North Los Angeles (Surfline) (by that we mean from County Line to the northwestern corner of Santa Monica) isn’t what you’re thinking. This mountainous, lush, green, wave-rich stretch…
County Line – (GetOutSurfing)The most consistent surf spot in north LA. Its open ocean facing position catches more swells.
Zuma Beach – (MagicSeaweed) Wide, sandy beach with various sandbar peaks; often very hollow and always powerful.
Point Dume – (MagicSeaweed) Fickle sandbar peaks boasting heavy tubes with the correct swell. Hard-hitting. Not for beginners.
Latigo Point – (wannaSurf) Rarely breaks unless a decent sized swell. Will break bigger than Malibu usually. Good longboarding.
Malibu – (SoCalForecast) Malibu Point is one of SoCal’s best (and most crowded waves). The wave at Malibu is usually broken up into 3 sections named First Point, Second Point, and (you guessed it) Third Point. See Video below.
Topanga Point – (SURF-forecast.com) An exposed point break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year.
Sunset – Where Sunset Boulevard meets the coast, a hassle free, mostly longboarding spot, where many Angelinos learn to surf.