Surfing in Newport Beach, California, USA
This beach is a great alternative to Huntington if you want to get away from the crowds and tourists. The beach stretches for miles here and there is a great bike trail that connects all the way up to Huntington Beach and beyond.
Break Type: Beach
Ambience: Very mellow and uncrowded. The surf spots are located by the multiple rock jettys - just pick one that looks good. There are no places to eat right on the beach here so come with some snacks.
Main Surf Spot: Santa Anna Beach Jetties
Link to current conditions: Surfline
Public Parking: Yes. Park here. There is a parking fee. Or you can find street parking.
Public Showers: Yes. Showers here.
Public Restrooms: No.
Transportation: Need a car.
Nearest Airport: Los Angeles (LAX) or Orange County (SNA) - fly into SNA if you can much easier airport then LAX.
Alternative Surf Spots
If you have a death wish, you could go try bodysurfing at the wedge. But, I'd recommend just going there to watch the teenagers get slammed into the beach at this fabled beach break.
Things To Do With Your Non-surfing Companions