Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Wilson Bro., are you more interesting in the waves per se or more the "surf city" vibe? Huntington's a pretty good combination of the two. Newport and Seal Beach, imho, are a little to upscale for the latter. Hermosa Beach is stronger on the former than the latter. Malibu/Topanga/Ventura have generally mediocre waves but a strong and genuine surfer culture although parts of Malibu suffer the same afflictions as Newport and Seal Beach.
I love Santa Cruz, but imho it's too damn cold for a true Beach Boys experience.
I think you an Manton know me..i'm looking for the real Surf City vibe..I dont know if i'll ever have the courage to surfboard in the ocean. Once I tried it here inside an amusement park..and that was difficult
Just to sit in the California sun isnt such a bad dream from my perspective