Laguna Beach offers the California lifestyle the rest of the country fantasizes about. If you're a surfer, Orange County is truly the perfect place to call home. With countless surfing hot spots, you'll have no problem finding a site for your favorite sport in June or any other time of year. Make 2015 the year you try these and other top surf destinations:
Ben Weston Beach at Catalina Island
El Morro Cove
Ben Weston Beach at Catalina Island is great for surfers of all experience levels and is accessible by the public. Winds from the east create the best conditions for surfing at this reef break. Much of the surf is from ground swells, ideally from the west-northwest. Not in the mood for solo surfing? Bring friends, a date or the whole family. With its general lack of crowds, the white sandy beach is an ideal spot for sandcastle-building and other oceanfront activities. Plenty of nearby restaurants are available for post-surfing sustenance.
If you're a seasoned surfer looking for a challenge, give El Morro Cove a try. Impressive barrels, easy access, stunning natural views, lack of crowds and decent parking make this an appealing choice for surfers, swimmers and other beachgoers. As part of Crystal Cove State Park, El Morro sits amid beautiful land and canyons, immune to the sprawl surrounding Laguna Beach in 2015.
Do you consider yourself a renegade surfer? You know — that separate class of surfer that knows no fear and lives for waves other surfers just can't handle? The Wedge in Newport Beach is your best bet with its powerful, shore-breaking waves. Make the short trip from Laguna Beach to this mecca for hardcore and pro-level surfers. The Wedge promises pure excitement at two sites — one near the jetty and the other just up the beach. The latter, the Cylinders, puts even the most serious surfers to the test. If you're looking for the ultimate challenge in 2015, head to The Wedge this June.