Learn to Surf
Learn To Surf: 5 Steps to Have Fun and Stay Safe

When learning to surf, precautions are a must. With that in mind, here are some tips to keep you safe while having fun in the water. If you’re new to this sport or thinking of bringing someone new into your…


San Onofre Surf Report: A Guide for the Best Waves and Conditions

San Onofre is a very consistent reef break that is located in southern California in San Onofre State Park, at the very South end of San Clemente. San Onofre can be recognized by the iconic nuclear plant at the south…


Pipeline from above
Oahu Surf Report: Best Places to Surf on the Island of Oahu

Oahu is the third largest island in Hawaii, and is home to most of the state’s residents. It’s also home to some of the best surfing spots in Hawaii. The north shore of Oahu has been popular with surfers for many…


Multiple Swells This Week | Southern California Weekly Forecast

Overview  5/27/22 – 6/2/22:  A fun week of waves is in store this week as multiple Southern Hemisphere swells are in route to SoCal. The first south swell of this run will top out the first day of the forecast,…


What to Look for When Buying a Softop Foam Surfboard

What to look for when buying a Softop Foam Surfboard A few factors beyond price to consider when you’re buying a foam surfboard: Volume Volume is one of the most important factors when buying any surfb0ard.  In general most are…


How to Wax a Surfboard
How to Wax a Surfboard

Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners Proper waxing technique is an essential part of your pre-surf prep. Almost everyone has a different style and flair to the way they wax their board.  Whether you take the bare-essential approach or want to wax…


Decreasing Surf. May Gray Weekend. Weather to Improve Next Week | Socal Weekly Forecast

Overview  5/20/22 – 5/26/22: Nothing too noteworthy to report once again swell wise this week. That being said there should still be some fun/rideable surf through the region, particularly for the summer south facing spots. The primary energy in the…


Soft Top Surfing
Best Foam Surfboards

We’ve pulled together a list our top 11 favorite foam / softtop surfboards.  Not only are these boards great for beginners, they are a fun go-to choice to maximize your wave count when the waves are small. Softop surfboards are…


Nearshore Dive Reports

While the surf community likes to see the green, yellow and red colors in our dive reports, the dive community loves to see a lot of dark blue in the nearshore maps. Many divers are also loyal SURFERforecast premium members….


Smaller But Fun Surf This Week | Socal Weekly Forecast

Overview  5/13/22 – 5/19/22: Although nothing too sizable on the way this week, another relatively fun week of surf is in store for Southern California. The first few days through the weekend will be on the smaller side as just…


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