Locals and tourists alike flock to San Diego to experience Southern California’s surf. For both novice and beginning surfers, the area has several beaches that are great for this high-intensity sport. If you’re new to the area or are giving surfing a shot for the first time, we’re here to provide you with a few of the best beaches, a list of must-have equipment, and how you can get the equipment without spending a fortune with Yuzit’s sharing economy app.
No one wants to be underprepared for an outing, especially when you’re planning on an adrenaline crushing activity like surfing. Make sure you don’t leave the house without these items:
- A Wetsuit: Wetsuits can vary in price so do your research before making a purchase. The first thing to look for is the thickness. The thicker the suit, the better protection you will have against cold water. At the low end is 2 mm which keeps you warm in water above 85℉, at the high end is 6.5 which is good for water between 50 and 70℉. A typical thickness is 3 mm. Other things to look for are the style (the length of the arms and legs), the construction (which will determine how long the suit will last), and the type of Neoprene (which can affect the price of the suit).
- Surf Leash: This essential piece of equipment attaches to your ankle and ensures that it doesn’t get away from you when you inevitably crash into the waves. It should be around the length of the board to prevent the board from hitting you when you fall, and a swivel will prevent the leash from getting tangled around your legs.
- The Board: You can’t surf without the board, so jump on our sharing economy app and find one that suits you best. For beginners, the size of the board will make a big difference. Length and width will help you learn how to paddle and catch waves. As you become more experienced, you can look for boards that are shorter, narrower, and fit your body type and preferences.
Where Should You Take Your Equipment?
- Mission Beach is a long, wide, and sandy beach where you will find plenty of surfing as well as biking, running, and skating. Located close to the heart of San Diego and next to Belmont Park, the crowds may be a bit heavier.
- Imperial Beach is located between Palm Ave and Imperial Beach Boulevard on the southern end of San Diego.
- La Jolla Shores is around one mile long and is on the northern end of San Diego. This is a great beach for beginning surfers because the waves are bit softer.
How to Get It
If you’re new to surfing and need to start fresh with new equipment, it can be frustrating knowing you need to spend hundreds of dollars on something you’re not sure you will enjoy. Yuzit’s sharing economy app makes it easy to borrow the equipment from someone who already has it and may not get much use from it. The wetsuit and board will be the most expensive pieces of equipment, so instead of spending more money than necessary, look to your local San Diego neighbors to borrow.
Our sharing economy app wants to change the way we approach buying. We’re so focused on purchasing everything for ourselves that our world becomes overloaded with thousands of the same product. It’s time to start working together to create a sharing economy! Learn more about how Yuzit got started and download the app today.