Surfing in San Luis Obispo, CA

Surf

Break Type:  Beach

Gear: Thick to medium Wetsuit.

Ambience:  Can get crowded.  Big open beach with best spot at pier.

Main Surf Spot:  Pismo Beach Pier

Link to current conditions: Surfline

Logistics

Public Parking:  Yes.  Parking Located Here

Public Showers:  Yes.  Same location as parking.

Public Restrooms:  Yes.  Same location as parking.

Transportation:  Need a car.

Nearest Airport:  San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport  (SBP)

Alternative Surf Spots

There is also good surfing in Morro Bay, about 30 minutes drive from Pismo.  Park here.  There is a public restroom and coin operated (quarters) showers here too.

Area

Lodging:

Inn at The Pier

Food:

Old West Cinnamon Rolls

Central Coast Meat Market

La Esquina Taqueria

Louisa's Place Restaurant

Things To Do With Your Non-surfing Companions

Avila Beach:  Great swimming beach for kids and non-surfers

Hearst Castle:  20th-century mansion built by the eponymous media magnate.

View wild elephant Seals:  Catch them at the right time of year and this is an amazing display of nature!  Learn more here.

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