there's a jetty break at the northernmost end of North Island near the entrance, faces almost directly due south. Breaks like Outlet, pretty crazy. An old friend of mine was the guy who got paralyzed at Outlet.
And since the cat's out of the bag, yes...I was talking about DMJ.
Are you referencing the nude beach or the large percentage of Asian surfers?
haha, i meant the frizby tossing, rough tackle football playing, yoga pose doing, sunbathing, volleyball playing with their wangs hanging out, super gay, super naked dudes on the north side of Blacks.... do NOT, and I repeat do NOT hang a right if you walk down the goat trail or the glider port.... I would park in LJ farms just to avoid that. Sometimes they just post up at the bottom of the trail to greet all visitors with their glory wangs.
Nothing like seeing a japanese family trotting down the trail, only to find naked gay dudes posing on the beach entrance... ugh... at least they stay on their side of the tracks...
In San Diego, Tourmaline Beach is a perfect fit. Find a hotel anywhere in the San Diego city area that suits your pricing needs (and look out for extra fees such as parking). Your hotel can serve as the base for doing other things (zoo, restaurants...). Many of the towns in North County have mellow beach breaks so between Del Mar, Encinitas, Leucadia you would do fine. Del Mar tends to be the more upscale of those three with the other two more funky/art/coffeeshops. In south Orange County is Old Mans at San Onofre (San Clemente, another nice town). Access during the weekends (Fri late afternoon-Sun) is competitive but during the week should be fine. Another spot with lots of surfing tradition and easy waves. Visit the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center if you are anywhere near San Clemente -- best "surf museum" around.
So we closed in on renting a townhouse in Del Mar area just across from the Torey Pines St Park beach. Looks to be about 1.5 -2 miles inland It looks to be a very nice location and we'll be able to venture from there to all the SD spots and North Couty I would think with relative ease. I think we'll probably go all around the whole area as tourists during our vacation, but I'm hoping to at least get out for some Pacific Ocean surfing 1-2 times for an hour or 2 session while I'm there..even if just riding some whitewater...I don't care. Maybe I can talk the kids into doing a surf school thing with me as one of our "beach days" while there. What are the recommended surf school options you guys would recommend as good value and good instruction (and good location).