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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Surf San Diego

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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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