The Orange County coastline near Irvine is a haven for the sport. Featuring the headquarters of numerous action sports companies, the community is renowned as the center of the surfing industry. It is also home to some of the best swells and breaks in Southern California. Here are a few of the best surf spots in the OC, presented by the Irvine real estate pros at Irvine Residential Living.
Known affectionately as “Surf City,” Huntington Beach offers some of the most consistent waves in the area. Featuring right- and left-hand beach breaks, the mild to powerful swells provide miles of fast, surfable waves on both sides of the scenic pier.
The 6- to 8-foot-tall swells off Newport Beach provide some of the best shortboard surfing in Southern California. At 56th Street, you’ll find consistent wave sections and hollow waves that make this one of the best places to catch a wave. More advanced surfers can head to The Wedge, with fast, large, and unpredictable waves.
A historic surfing beach, “San O” features waves suitable for novices in sections known as “The Point,” “Old Man’s” and the “Dog Patch.” Mainly a longboard surf spot, the gentle swells have long, outside left- and right-hand breaks.
Located in a scenic cove on the northern fringe of Laguna Niguel, the swells of Salt Creek draw a mix of long boarders and Boogie boarders. Surfers can enjoy epic left- and right-hand breaks as well as freight train breaking tubes when the swell is up.
This world-famous surf spot is one of the best in the Golden State. The beautiful setting of mostly undeveloped coastline is situated where San Mateo Creek empties into the Pacific. Trestles offers consistent waves under a variety of surf conditions.
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