Surfing California: A Guide to the Best Breaks and Sup-Friendly Spots on the California Coast

Surfing California: A Guide to the Best Breaks and Sup-Friendly Spots on the California Coast

Paperback Falcon Guides: Surfing

By (author) Raul Guisado, By (author) Jeff Klaas, By (author) Ben Marcus

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  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 23mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 24 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook
  • ISBN 10: 0762781645
  • ISBN 13: 9780762781645
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 847,926

Product description

Surfing California is your one-of-a-kind guide to more than 200 of the best breaks in the Golden State - from classic surf spots to lesser-known waves. This revised and updated, full-color guide now includes SUP-friendly spots, too--allowing surfers and paddlers alike to find the best breaks and all get along! Explore the surf from the Oregon border to the Mexican border, from North Jetty in Arcata to Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz to Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach.

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Ben Marcus (reviser) is a longtime surf journalist. He writes for surf magazines around the world, but his non-surfing work has appeared in LA Weekly, Muscle and Fitness, the LA Times, Malibu Magazine, Malibu Times andFly Fish Journal. He has written The Art of Stand Up Paddling and Extreme Surf (both FalconGuides) among his thirteen books. Raul Guisado has lived in California and played in the ocean all his life. He grew up surfing and skiing, splitting his time between Santa Cruz and Tahoe City. Raul has been coaching skiers and surfers since 1989 and is the author of The Art of Surfing (FalconGuides). Jeff Klaas is a California native and avid surfer who has traveled extensively in search of the best waves.

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For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide(r) has set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.Surfing California is your one-of-a-kind guide to more than 200 of the best breaks in the Golden State - from classic surf spots to lesser-known waves. This revised and updated, full-color guide now includes SUP-friendly spots, too--allowing surfers and paddlers alike to find the best breaks and all get along! Explore the surf from the Oregon border to the Mexican border, from North Jetty in Arcata to Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz to Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach.Look inside for: Complete write-ups of 100 featured surf spots, plus key info on 100 moreBest tide height, swell direction, and wave size for each featured siteSurf spots for all skill levels, from beginner to expertThe lowdown on hazards and localismAt-a-glance information on break types and best boardsAdvice on avoiding the crowds and finding the break

Table of contents

(1) Crescent City to Eureka (2) Eureka to Mendocino (3) Mendocino to San Francisco (4) San Francisco to Santa Cruz (5) Santa Cruz to Carmel (6) Carmel to Santa Barbara (7) Ventura County (8) Los Angeles County (9) Orange County (10) San Diego County