Surfing in SLO CAL: Tips for Beginners

Surf’s up in SLO CAL! Whether you're a seasoned surfer or a newbie in the water, SLO CAL is your destination for tasty waves. With miles of pristine beaches, helpful surf instruction and convenient board rental shops, the only thing left to do is paddle out. Best time for surfing? The spring and…

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AmpSurf Gives the Gift of Surf

This remarkable SLO CAL-based nonprofit stokes folks of all abilities from across the globe SLO CAL is home to some of the world’s most beloved beaches, from the quiet cove of Hearst Memorial State Beach to the bustling promenade of Avila Beach. It’s also home to a unique organization that helps…

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SLO CAL Crafters: Esteem Surf Co

Located a block from the ocean, Esteem Surf Co creates SLO CAL Crafted surfboards right in Pismo Beach. Known as a staple in the SLO CAL surf community, Esteem offers everything from surf rentals to surfing lessons. Owner and president, Robbie Domingues, got his start in surfboard making by hanging…

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Paddleboard Like a Pro in SLO CAL

Glide with ease in Avila Beach, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, and Cayucos Maybe you've seen standing ocean-goers gliding along the surf with paddles in their hand. They're certainly not surfing, although they appear to be standing on a board. It's not magic, it's paddleboarding! If you're an adventurous…

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Learn the SLO CAL Lingo

“Over the grade” This has nothing to do with your GPA. When locals say they're going “over the grade” they mean they're headed over the Cuesta Pass—a steep, seven percent grade between San Luis Obispo to the South and Atascadero to the North. The view at the top is truly stunning, showcasing coastal…

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