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    Angry Best Surf Spot in Southern California

    I am going to southern california in late december this year. I am an intermediate surfer and I have never gotten barreled. I surf the jersey shore and the waves tend to suck there. Where is the best break for solid waves and maybe even some barrels

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    el porto

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    cortez bank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cski707 View Post
    I am going to southern california in late december this year. I am an intermediate surfer and I have never gotten barreled. I surf the jersey shore and the waves tend to suck there. Where is the best break for solid waves and maybe even some barrels
    The best Cali barrels are up North. Anything around Frisco barrels nearly constantly in December. So consider up there.

    Still... EL Porto/Manhattan isn't bad. The only issue there is the jellyfish problem, which has only gotten worse lately. But I'll let you in on a secret that locals and biologists use. Get a couple of cans of tuna (in oil, not water!), and spread the oil on your wetsuit. This naturally deters the jellies, whose worst enemy is tuna.

    This will work on NorCal breaks too....

    Have an awesome time getting barrelled. I'm jealous....

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    Doheny. Just paddle straight out. Don't even check it first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slashdog View Post
    The best Cali barrels are up North. Anything around Frisco barrels nearly constantly in December. So consider up there.

    Still... EL Porto/Manhattan isn't bad. The only issue there is the jellyfish problem, which has only gotten worse lately. But I'll let you in on a secret that locals and biologists use. Get a couple of cans of tuna (in oil, not water!), and spread the oil on your wetsuit. This naturally deters the jellies, whose worst enemy is tuna.

    This will work on NorCal breaks too....

    Have an awesome time getting barrelled. I'm jealous....
    Wow! Your advice is to rub fish oil on his wetsuit and paddle out in Great White territory so he doesn't get a jellyfish sting?!! Genious. More bad avice on this site.

    Want barrels. You can expect any CA barrel in Dec to be packed. There are tons of barrels in NJ and very forgiving. Best advice is to find a beach break similar to NJ surf that CA don't bother with. You'll avoid crowds like the one recommended and get practice without hassel. You'll find ignored waves in CA to be better than crowded NJ spots and make for fun no stress sessions. You want big beaches with peaky sections, not crowded points with great waves and hassels. Sorry I will not name beaches.

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    SoCal? ... I would say any of the Trestles breaks, especially Lowers ... in your case, you may also want to look into Uppers or Cottons to get the wave count up and not compete with some of the best surfers in the area for waves. It's not a "barreling" wave, but it has a really awesome open face that is so fun to rip on.

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    brah, the waves there are so much better- you will not even have to worry about barrels! so much fun!

    Just go and explore! Not many ppl on here will tell you good spots that arnt crowded, cause that's just the way it goes.... you'll find the spots!

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    Paddle for the peak at windan. You should make some friends.

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