Surfing in San Diego


San Diego County has nearly 75 miles of picturesque coastline on the mighty Pacific Ocean, and for decades, San Diego has boasted of producing some of the world’s finest surfers.

But here surfing is more than a sport―it is a Southern California lifestyle―and as such has heavily influenced the beach towns throughout the county. Much research points to surfing having come to Southern California in 1907, and it may have taken hold in San Diego as early as 1910. Join with us in this wonderful pictorial journey through San Diego’s little-known surfing past.



Surfing in San Diego (Images of America) Paperback – July 4, 2007
by John C. Elwell (Author), Jane Schmauss (Author), California Surf Museum (Author)