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Epic Campervan Road Trips Every Surfer Must Take

Nothing says summer on the west coast like surfing and campervan road trips! You’ve been deprived of the waves for longer than you’d like, and you want to find a way to make up for all that last time. Well, if you’ve got a camper van or are thinking about renting one, here are some can’t miss spots for surfers to catch some Pacific waves.

California Surfing

While there are plenty of good spots to surf on the east coast, it’s a fact that surfing will always be associated with California summers, and for a good reason. No matter what part of the state you find yourself in, you’re only a drive away from some of the best surf towns in the country. Grab your surfboard and wetsuit, and check out this list of surf destinations!

Hot surfing spots outside of Los Angeles

male surfing in Malibu

Malibu, CA

If you want to lean fully into the Southern California stereotype and have some summer fun, there’s no place better to start than Malibu, California. Probably the most iconic Southern California surf town, Malibu has some of the best spots you can hope for in the contiguous 48 states. Malibu has been shaping surf culture for decades with spots in surfing movies and Beach Boys songs, and if you head there, you’ll see why. There are plenty of beginner-friendly options to be found at Zuma Beach and the often-filmed Surfrider Beach, where easy waves abound. If you’re looking for a less populated option, Zuma is the way to go. If you’re more advanced or in a group of varying skill levels, give Topanga Beach a shot.

If you act fast and have some luck, Leo Carrillo State Park is the perfect place to camp. If Leo Carrillo has filled up, you may have better luck with Malibu Creek State Park or Malibu Beach RV Park (note that this can be a pricier option depending on when you go, but you get every dollar of what you pay for).