Been living in Southern California most of my life and only within the last year and half, I realized that I have missing out on one this state's great assets, 840 miles of coastline. Finally, decided to start learning how to surf. Bought a used long board and a wetsuit and between work and family, I try to make out to the beach about twice a month to teach myslef. It is not as easy as some make it look but I'm determined. Any tips and suggestions on how I can get on my way to enjoying surf would be appreciated. What are some good beaches for a beginner? (is a good start).