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    Cali help

    I'm thinking about going to California with 2 other guys who dont surf. we're looking to just chill and explore. what are some main destination in Cali to hit up where i can surf and they can still be entertained? Do i bring a board?? if anyone has ever been there and can give advice it would be appreciated. Also do they wear wetsuits over there in October? thanks

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    san diego... wetsuit from a 3/2 to a 4/3 with boots poss gloves just in case. plenty of entertainment and stuff to do. great surf everywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    san diego... wetsuit from a 3/2 to a 4/3 with boots poss gloves just in case.
    wow is the water really that cold in socal during mid oct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by staystoked View Post
    wow is the water really that cold in socal during mid oct?
    i guess i was a bit off. i looked up the noaa avg temps and the range in the lower 60s for the most part. but you never know... a drop in water and or air temps and you might be wanting more rubber...if you got room i would take it. i always play safer than sorry and it never fails

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    if you want to be entertained and get some surf go to Pacific Beach in san diego. a massive strip of bars restaurants and shops on garnet street and around that area. the surf is just a beach break and nothing to write home about but its right there and can be fun. good for if you are just looking to get out. and if you end up in PB go get yourself a burger and a beer at Rocky's after a surf. you will not be dissapointed

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    3/2 in San Diego & LA area. SD is a really good time I took my non-surfing girl there and we had plenty to stay busy. San fran is such a cool town but it is colder so a nice 3/2 or a 4/3 and the ocean is scary as F**k up there, but the waves are sick. I saw that head high glassy conditions were forecasted one day I was there but I couldn't see waves breaking from the beach through the fog. That was at like 2pm! That spot under the golden gate is so sick but don't even bother unless you know 10 locals or have 1000 sponsors. 1 take off, 100 surfers. Santa Cruz area so awesome. The waves are GREAT there and lots of state parks and nature stuff to do if your friends are into that. It's roughly half way between sf and sd. Best thing I did in cali is rent a Harley and cruised the redwoods for a day. AMAZING dude. Costs about $140/day.
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    im so jealous man,cali is awesome.literally any place u choose is going to be a great experience.i wouldnt bring any boards,u can always pick some up while your down there.the water is chilly depending on where your at.la is great,san fran,san diego,san clemente,etc..and you should definitly stop down at huntington beach,its paradise on the beach,if ya know what i mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by staystoked View Post
    I'm thinking about going to California with 2 other guys who dont surf. we're looking to just chill and explore. what are some main destination in Cali to hit up where i can surf and they can still be entertained? Do i bring a board?? if anyone has ever been there and can give advice it would be appreciated. Also do they wear wetsuits over there in October? thanks
    Some pople wear wetsuits here all year roun'. It's rare, but I've been in a full in May and boardies in October. Depends on the swell. Bird was sayin' this mornin' that the balmy 68 degree water we have right now might drop into the low 60's over the weekend. Farther North you head, the colder the water will get, just the way it is, come prepared. October I'll most likely put on the Spring suit for the first time since April. You can always score a cheap board out here, but unless the airline trashes it (and they always do mine) nobody ever complains about surfing their own ride. If you're looking for a fun place to party and surf, Pacific Beach is probably one of the best or at least it was a decade or so ago when I was single man in my 20's. Living there was great. It's mostly beach break, but there's the point, the pier and the jetties. So there's variety if you know where to look. 10 minutes up the road, 'bout Bird Rock you get nice reefs. If you're on the cheapo and want to meet some foreign types, stay at one of the youth hostels down there. This one is right at the Reed St. break:

    http://www.bananabungalowsandiego.com/index.html

    They used to have kegs every Saturday night, watch the sunset from the deck and 5$ got you all you could drink 'till it floated.

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