SoCal Surf Towns Ranked

Here is a list of the top surf towns in Southern California. The list is computed by taking the number of web searches for the area name plus “surf shop” and dividing by the population of the area. All percentages are expressed relative to the top result. The area names come from, and are the named areas that are on the coast or adjacent to an area on the coast. We only considered areas between Tijuana and Santa Barbara.

Del Mar 100.00%
Malibu 97.73%
Ocean Beach 53.04%
Mission Beach 34.70%
Venice 25.91%
Laguna Beach 22.73%
Dana Point 20.39%
Solana Beach 18.25%
Pacific Beach 18.21%
Hermosa Beach 18.15%
Santa Monica 18.09%
La Jolla 17.61%
Encinitas 16.01%
San Clemente 15.97%
Manhattan Beach 12.97%
Santa Barbara 12.36%
Ventura 11.81%
Huntington Beach 11.09%
Newport Beach 9.45%
Coronado 8.64%
Carpinteria 8.04%
Seal Beach 7.54%
Long Beach 5.07%
Oceanside 4.83%
Carlsbad 4.55%
Imperial Beach 4.46%
San Diego 3.72%
Redondo Beach 3.43%
Orange 2.34%
San Pedro 1.95%
Vista 1.54%
Costa Mesa 0.62%
Oxnard 0.31%

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