Nothing says Southern California like surfing! At any point during the day, no matter the time of year, there’s a good chance surfers will be out enjoying the water while waiting to catch their next wave, and Oceanside is no different. Boasting over 3.5 miles of beaches, there is no shortage of great spots to paddle out from including the Oceanside Harbor, the Oceanside Pier, the surrounding beach breaks and more.
In the Encyclopedia of Surfing, Oceanside is referred to as “one of Southern California’s most consistent surf spots.” It’s no surprise then that countless professional and leisure surfers come specifically to Oceanside to surf. The consistent waves coupled with our local surf culture and old school beach vibe truly make Oceanside a special place to be.
Surfing has also expanded into many other facets of the community, manifesting itself through local surf shops, surf camps/lessons and even custom surf board shaping. In fact, dozens of surf board manufacturers have set up shop in “Shaper’s Alley” located in a business district just about three miles from the coast in Oceanside!