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Tourmaline Surfing Park

Mission Boulevard North, About 16 km northwest of San Diego, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
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Each serving as a center of water-sports and recreation in La Jolla, this beach and Windansea Beach were immortalized in Tom Wolfe's famous novel, "The Pumphouse Gang."
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“local surfers” (3 reviews)
“pacific beach” (4 reviews)
“long boards” (2 reviews)
Mission Boulevard North, About 16 km northwest of San Diego, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Spent several days at Tourmaline and the time was far too short! I grew up just down the beach at the foot of Law Street, so know the area very well! The beach is delightful and the surf scene is classic San Diego. Early morning...More

Thank BeachBumBill
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a magnificent example of California this beach is so very peaceful and beautiful.A wonderful place to find peace an tranquility.

Thank Alexandra C
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Our 2 teens (17&13) who never surfed before really enjoyed it here. It was easy to access and the guys at the surf shop were super helpful with directions. Lots of other people there trying to catch a wave as well

Thank lulumeier
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I love this beach and come often. I usually come to watch sunsets, play guitar, running, walking and or bring kids to play in the sand. There is parking, bathrooms, and showers.

1  Thank ringinthenewyear
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Beach has washroom, showers, lots of parking, great beach for surfing. A plaque names the original surfer dudes that founded this spot. Some permanent surfers seem to live there

Thank W7542DTpaulm
Reviewed 20 March 2017

What a great stop we had at Tourmaline Surfing Park. The surfers were friendly and happy to talk to you and answer questions. Bonus for the afternoon was some great whale watching. We were thankful to have had our binoculars.

1  Thank rustynail78
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This is a very mellow (considering how crowded it can get!) place to surf, especially for long boards. There are many people learning to surf, so you have to be aware of that, but usually they are closer to shore. It's also a great beach...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 21 November 2016

What a great spot to go and watch the surfers. Went here with family, not to surf, but to relax and watch the surfers. Everyone is very friendly and we saw some great surfing.

Thank VinMar_10
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Restroom here, parking. Stop to see so many local surfers. To the left of the parking area there were sunbathers.

Thank esteuer
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Perfect place to see local surfers enjoying their favorite sport. You can watch surfing any time of the day.

Thank Gardenia65
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