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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Surf San Diego


3. What to Do

Catching waves in San Diego's great surf.  

Learn to surf at the San Diego Surfing Academy at South Carlsbad State Beach. Group, semi-private, and private lessons are available for children and adults. Owner Pat Weber can teach you to get up in about an hour. If you're on your own, rent a longboard from Star Surfing Company ($5 for an hour or $20 for 24 hours), a small shop with more soul than local chains like Sun Diego. Swap saltwater for beer at Pacific Beach's Beachcomber Bar (858-488-2644) — Friday has 75-cent pints from 8 to 10 p.m. — before meandering down the sand to Canes Bar & Grill, a popular music venue that showcases both famous and local indie-rock, hip-hop, and cover bands.

Published on Oct 11, 2006 as a web exclusive.

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