Surf trip advice (California)

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by arn2629, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. Fishy

    Fishy Active Member

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    Mango Bills itenerary is a great one. Leo Carrillo campground is amazing. You could end up doing a lot of driving for not much surf as that area is not very consistent in March/April. If you start out in SD I can lend you a cooler, stove, camping chairs.... Stuff that would be hard to carry on a plane.
    You could also easily spend the whole time between San Clemente and point loma and surf a different classic break every day. I'd suggest that you stay flexible and then go where the waves are. Even if you rent a van down here you could still bolt up to Malibu your first night and then work your way back. And if you want to drive a little more there's always Rincon which may be more in season.
     
  2. finnappy

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    If you do decide to bring you're own board out there let me know. I have a 10'6 Dakine travel bag down here in NJ that I would be more than happy to try and get to you by the time you leave. Just figured I'd throw it out there
     
  3. FlanAl

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eEj8H1Cg28leo carillo, people have been burning each other there for at least 50 years!I would have recommended malibu for those random swells that sometimes sneak through in march but you could get super skunked. If you're thinking about driving around AND you're on spring break, why not do SD with a little baja mixed in?
     
  4. dingdong

    dingdong Well-Known Member

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    Dawnpatrol...all the good Viet food is in Westminster, like ten minute detour off the 405 near Huntington Beach, you can get good sandwhiches at Lily's Bakery, good ice coffee at Gala Bakery (and their little chicken pate chauds are awesome as well), and tons of good restaurants if Arn or anyone is looking for a particular something, just hit me up, some Pho or spicy beef stew, even dim sum after a surf is great, can't get much better, except for maybe a good fish taco
     
  5. nedsurf

    nedsurf Well-Known Member

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    I'm an old cranky guy that values quality more than quantity so I will say; you can drive, or you can surf and enjoy the place you are at.
    Unless you are terminally ill you will make another trip or two, so limit road time and choose a smaller territory. You can do it all if you want in one trip, I wouldn't.
    Baja? You may have a problem with a rental car, make sure you can go where you want without violating rental agreement.
     
  6. MDM

    MDM Active Member

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    Golden rule . Never leave good waves
     
  7. Fishy

    Fishy Active Member

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    Is the surf trip happening?
     
  8. Makawaosurfer93

    Makawaosurfer93 Well-Known Member

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    Fishy wrote:
    Yeah arn, are you here. Wave 2 of my clients incentive trip ends on Sunday and then I am free. Staying in San Clemente 3/30-4/2. Wade was kind enough to reach out and has given me some tips as well as offered to surf. Getting excited for warmer waters.
     
  9. dingdong

    dingdong Well-Known Member

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    looks like there's a nice little swell from 3/30 to 4/2, it would be fun to meetup around the San clemente area for a surf, I think Dawnpatrol might still be down here as well
     
  10. Makawaosurfer93

    Makawaosurfer93 Well-Known Member

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    dingdong wrote:
    I am at the Hyatt on PCH, and there have been waves since I arrived on 3/16. At minimum waist high when I have had the opportunity to see the beach. Some days bigger. Even if it is waist high and clean I will be stoked! Offshores today keeping it clean all day probably.
     

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