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Hang ten, barney,betty, gnarly, shred ,sleeper set… the surfer vernacular is really a language all its own. While surfing has been romanticized by such surf movies as Blue Crush and Point Break, it is a sport that requires a lot of passion and patience.
Whether you’re a barney (newbie), or have been surfing since you were a grom (young surfer), it’s all about the right gear, the right waves, and the right attitude. It’s important to never underestimate the power of the ocean. Find surf spots that suit your experience level.
Here are a few famous surf spots worth checking out this summer:
San Onofre State Beach, San Clemente, CA - a good spot for beginners with low, slow-breaking peaks at Dog Patch. For more experienced surfers, Trestles (made up of Upper, Middle and Lower sections) is considered on of the best surf spots in the U.S.
Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, HI-this world-famous shoreline is often regarded as the birthplace of modern surfing. Great for beginners with plenty of surf schools offering lessons to both kids and adults.
Huntington Beach, CA- hailed as “Surf City”, Huntington Beach is most crowded on either side of the pier, with the larger swells on the north side.
Haleiwa, HI- regarded as a surf mecca by experienced and novice surfers alike, this world-famous surf town is home to some of the best surf in the world.
Santa Cruz, CA- this low-key surf town with a thriving arts scene is home to plenty of good surf spots for different levels. Cowell’s is a good place for begginers with its long gentle waves, perfect for longboards.
Before you hit the waves, check out the great selection of surf clothing, shoes and gear in the Zappos Rideshop.