Everything you've heard about Southern California is true: ridiculous crowds, plenty of pollution, appalling congestion, hideous strip malls, hundreds of square miles of houses, freeways, lofty living expenses, image paranoia, bikinis, and relatively weak surf. Although Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties each boast a handful of heavy surf spots, the general consensus among those who've surfed SoCal all their lives is that the surf really is quite marginal on the West Coast wave scale.
The Stormrider Surf Guides are the worlds best selling and most respected collection of surfing guide books delivered in paper, ebook and app formats. The Stormrider Surf Guides are the only comprehensive colour guides to the coastlines of Europe, North America, Central American and the Caribbean, Indonesia and the Indian Ocean, South America, Africa, East Asia, The Pacific and Australia. The authoritative text includes oceanographic, environmental and cultural notes on the entire coastlines. Each guide contains numerous full colour maps and superb photos of the best waves, shot by the best photographers. All information is compiled with the help of local riders whose sensitive approach enables an accurate and knowledgeable appraisal. An essential tool for surfers searching for their perfect wave.