Honky Tonk Surf Town: Bolinas, California
If we didn't freak you out with the threat of killer jellyfish on your next aquatic adventure, then maybe you'll have the courage to visit our latest surfing spot. Just know that it sits just west of the San Andreas Fault, and we all know things have been shaking out west.
Just south of the Point Reyes National Seashore, Bolinas, California is a great honky tonk surf town--if you can find it. The locals remove any signs put up on the main road indicating the way into town. The Marin County public works department tries to provide directions to the town, but often new signs stay up for less than 24 hours.
The surf is consistent and not too severe, making it the ideal location for both beginners and intermediates. Surf schools like 2 Mile Surf Shop offer lessons for both individuals and groups and will certainly provide the gear to keep you warm in the cooler waters of Northern California. If you venture to Bolinas, just be sure to respect the locals--and don't tell them you read about it here!