When it comes to scenic beach towns, Oceanside, California has long topped the list of fan-favorites. This laid-back and inviting locale is a great place to grab a surfboard and hit the waves in style whether you’re new to the sport or experienced on the water. Oceanside offers up nearly 4 miles of shorelines to enjoy as well as waves that are relatively gentle in the summer and more challenging for expert surfers in the winter months. The following are a few things to note about surfing in Oceanside the next time travel plans have you heading this way.
Where to Experience Oceanside Surfing
Oceanside is brimming over with beautiful and exciting surf spots but there are a few that stand out from the rest. One of the most popular places to try and catch a wave is near the Oceanside Pier. This destination features fantastic waves on both the south and north side, giving surfers plenty of options to choose from year-round. At Oceanside Pier, you’ll find a mix of locals and visitors alike enjoying this type of on-the-water fun. The Oceanside Harbor is another great place to put your surf skills to the test. The area hosts two jetties that encourage larger waves, providing a place for more experienced surfers to take on a fun challenge.
Take a Lesson or Two
Whether you’re new to surfing or could use a refresher course, Oceanside hosts a variety of options when it comes to surf lessons. The Pacific Surf School on Mission Boulevard is a good option for instruction while Oceanside Surf School offers comprehensive lessons too. Other companies to try might include San Diego Surf and Whitlock Surf Experience just to name a few. All of these surf schools provide guests with options to pick and choose between private or group lessons before hitting the waves.
Surf Shops Within Reach
When you’re looking to stock up on quality surf equipment, Oceanside surf shops are readily available to explore. Be sure to check out Surf Ride Boardshop while you’re in town and looking for custom boards to elevate your experience on the waves. Asylum Surf Shop and Real Surf Shop are also well-worth checking out as well.
Book Your Oceanside Adventure Today
Make the most of your Oceanside adventure when you book a stay in the historic and luxurious Brick Hotel while you’re in town. Get in touch today to learn more and to start planning your next trip to California!