one more little tip for the OP and Emass: if you have any friends in the military stationed in SoCal, they could get you access to the base at O'side or another located just south of Oxnard. Not necessarily "secrets", but don't want to "ring the dinner bell" either. Seek and ye shall find.
Working from South to North: Tourmaline (Pacific Beach/La Jolla) for logging. Blacks for thumping heart-racing speed walls (and leg burn from the walk back up). Cardiff Reef is a blast but crowded. Small take off zone but when you get one, you will remember it. Four cut-backs without even thinking about it... Swami's (south end of Encinitas) and Trestles (further north and before you get to San Clemente - just to chalk 'em off your list.
Have fun, bro it's a blast...I traveled there (for work) every few weeks year round for nearly two years and rarely got skunked (unless you count marine layers)...3/2 should be fine.
The only time I surfed K38 was the day Kurt Cobain died. Amazing waves.
We will be staying in North County
And thanks guys for all of the recommendations