With warm weather right around the corner, it’s time to relax and have a good time. What’s the best way to do it? Surfing the best spots possible, brah. Kim Kardashian said it best, “Kowabunga dudettes. I’m so pumped to be on this surfing kick. Who else surfs out there? gnarly day in the H2O. ridin waves!” Get out there in the H2O, my dudes, and rip apart those sick waves! Here’s a list of some good breaks to check out:
The best thing about Zuma is its close location. If you take Kanan, you come right out next to Zuma beach. The best time to go is in the morning, not only because it’s less windy, but there aren’t any crowds yet! If you don’t surf, Zuma is perfect for swimming or boogie boarding.
Zeroes (Nicholas Canyon)
This beach is not far, but it isn’t as close and accessible as Zuma. Zeroes has great lefts on mid/low tide, and comes with a beautiful view. The only setback is how rocky it is!
County Line is a popular surf spot around here, and is usually a really fun place to go. The view is beautiful, and more often than not the surf is great. There are two surfable spots down at County, and since it’s very popular it’s usually really crowded. But like any spot, if you get out there early you’re sure to beat the crowd!
Huntington is considerably farther away than any of these other beaches. However it’s one of the world’s most well known surf spots, and is a really fun beach to visit. The surf is good on either side of the pier, and although it’s far away and most likely pretty crowded, I highly suggest checking this spot out because it’s one of the most popular beaches of SoCal surf culture!
This beach has not only great scenery but good surf! Since the beach has limited space it gets crowded easier. Leo Carillo is a good spot to visit especially if you’re out camping, since there are camping grounds right around that area!
Malibu is one of those most popular spots in Southern California. It has a mostly sandy bottom, but can be rocky in some areas. It’s extremely crowded, but is worth the hype if you go at the right time!
Topanga is a beautiful beach with a long right. Most of the time it’s best fit for longboarding, however when the swell picks up it’s a great spot for shortboarding. It can get crowded, but not nearly as bad as Malibu or Zuma. If surfing isn’t your thing, the whole left side of the beach is the perfect place for a relaxing swim.
Camping is a great way to bond with your friends or family. Whether it’s hiking or roasting marshmallows over the fire, camping is a delightful experience. Venture outside the bubble and broaden your horizons with some clean, crisp air and lake fishing.
Concerts over break are an amazing way to make memories with your friends that can last forever. There are lots of cheap shows everywhere in LA and you can easily find a venue by looking on Stubhub or Ticketmaster, and have a rockin’ spring break!
Lacma or the broad
Both museums are a great way to learn about art and view the jaw dropping exhibits in Los Angeles. We recommend checking out the “Rain Room” at LACMA. Both museums are free and easy to get to, depending on the traffic. There are plenty of great restaurants around the museums as well, so why not make a day out of it and appreciate the art that Los Angeles has to offer?
Santa monica pier
Ferris wheel, games, third street shopping, what isn’t there to do in Santa Monica?! Round up your friends or family and walk on the pier overlooking the beautiful Santa Monica beach, do some shopping on third street, and soak up the sun in the picturesque city of Santa Monica.
Even if you didn't go to Coachella, Palm Springs is the perfect getaway for a weekend. Bring good company, good music, good food and good vibes and it’ll be an unforgettable weekend. Shopping, laying out by the pool, golfing and spending quality time with your friends. What else could you need?
beach & bruch at Malibu farm
Plan a day in the Bu! Even though this activity can be slightly expensive, it can make for an eventful day. Parking is $10, unless you want to try parking on PCH. The food is amazing and the view from the pier is stunning. For breakfast, we recommend the fried egg sandwich or the breakfast burrito. For lunch, we recommend the chicken-ricotta-bacon burger or the kale salad. After dining, head down to the beach, right under the pier. You can rent paddle boards, tan and swim in the ocean, soaking up the sunshine all day. If you’re hungry afterwards, head to Malibu Yogurt for a delicious treat to finish your perfect day. Make sure to bring a camera, the views are definitely instagram worthy.
netflix & chill
Who needs the Bahamas or Mexico when you can have a staycation?! Wake up whenever you want, relax and enjoy the comfort of your own bed! Spend hours in front of the t.v. or explore outside. Whatever you are doing, keep it chill. Binge watching is one of the best past times. Start a new show on Netflix and spend your days engulfing yourself in a new series. We recommend One Tree Hill, Breaking Bad, That 70s Show, Orange is the New Black and Gossip Girl. Start a new show and make it your goal to finish a season!
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