1. Black's south of the stairs, high swell out of the canyon, watch out for naked people, wind can stand them up when it's right out of the east, worth the hike down
2. Windnsea, especially north; shore break that comes up out of nowhere and can drop you on the rocks just as quick, awesome when conditions are right, broke a leg there in the '86 El Nino, lost three boards that day
3. That secret southern spot (hint: the sunken sub sets up a reef break), sweet...
4. Sunset Cliffs, almost a non-stop reef break in some places, watch out for the rocks
Lots of other spots in SD, a couple I'll never tell about but most of the spots like Swami's, Trestles, 'nado north and south and so on are just getting too crowded and the crowd these days seem to have forgotten that an day on the ocean with friends is a big part of surfing. It's not a competition for the world championship, share the break...
And don't even get me started on the parking nazis, especially in Del Mar
First ride was at Zuma, 1960, on a hand-made wood/glass board that weighed more than twice my weight
· 1 decade ago