What You Can Expect to Find in Laguna Beach:
Laguna Beach blends a classy and polished style with a beachy and outdoorsy flair. Known for panoramic views, pristine beaches, unique coves and caves, and legendary waves, this little town is one of Orange County’s finest destinations.
Coves, caves and incredible surf breaks dot Laguna’s coastline and draw snorkelers, divers, kayakers, surfers, and paddle boarders. The Laguna Beach State Marine Reserve is located just off the shore which is one of the reasons the beaches and water are in such impeccable condition.
Popular beaches in this area include Thalia Street, Rockpile, Main Beach, Brooks Street, and Victoria. Many of Laguna’s beaches cater to more experienced surfers, however Thalia Street is a perfect spot for beginners. Places like Rockpile are better for advanced shortboarders.
Coves, caves and incredible surf breaks dot Laguna’s coastline and draw snorkelers, divers, kayakers, surfers, and paddle boarders.
What Makes Laguna Beach Great for Beginners?
Thalia Street is a sandy stretch of coast known as the most consistent break in the area. Beginners and surfers on foamies are very common. The laid-back, family-friendly vibe of this beach is awesome for novice surfers. Locals love to surf and skimboard here and, unless there’s a huge swell, waves are very gentle and rolling.
Parking can be a bit tricky here as most of the parking is metered or in the nearby neighborhood streets. Especially on hot summer days, get there early to find parking and claim a spot in the sand. Thalia Street dead-ends and then has a nice stairway down to the water.
When is the Best Time to Go?
Thalia Street is a pretty steady break despite the seasons. However, the tide is an important factor when deciding what time to go. The sandy area of the beach can be very small during high tide and the waves can become a bit mushy. At low tide, rocks become exposed. It’s best to go in between tides – either when it’s rising or when it’s dropping.
It’s best to go in between tides – either when it’s rising or when it’s dropping.
Who Surfs in Laguna Beach:
Locals are most common at Laguna’s beaches. Expect to see all skill levels represented at Thalia Street including a large amount of beginners. At most of the other breaks advanced surfers will dominate the lineups.
Ready to Shred?!
Let’s get out there! 😎 Book a lesson in Laguna or at any of our other awesome beach locations. One of our fantastic instructors will meet you at the beach with all the gear necessary. They’ll have you catching waves in no time! See you soon!