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Old 08-31-2010, 11:04 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Hello,

Of all the beaches in California, which one in Los Angeles would be most similar to Waikkii beach in Hawaii in terms of

1. Relatively warm water.

2. Gentle waves hitting the shore for boogie boarding or body surfing.

I know that most beaches in California have cold water, but are there any beaches in Los Angeles or San Diego where the water gets relatively warm during at any time during the year.

Thanks


LOL. Comparing Hawaii to SoCal. Hawaii's bad surf days are our good surf days.

San Diego is a better choice than LA if you want clear water which is what you are use too. I remember going to places where I can actually see the sand while in the water and coming back here and I was disgusted. I got use to it again after a while but you will be grossed the FUUUCCCCKKKK out.

I'd post in the San Diego forum for better advice on this.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:52 PM
 
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LOL. Comparing Hawaii to SoCal. Hawaii's bad surf days are our good surf days.
Oh yeah, forgot to mention that.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Most of the year you will need a wetsuit in Ca. But a Spring Suit (short arms/legs) is fine for ~ 4 months out of the year.
If you're a wuss.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Pāhoa, HI & Manhattan Beach, CA
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Hello,

Of all the beaches in California, which one in Los Angeles would be most similar to Waikkii beach in Hawaii in terms of

1. Relatively warm water.

2. Gentle waves hitting the shore for boogie boarding or body surfing.

I know that most beaches in California have cold water, but are there any beaches in Los Angeles or San Diego where the water gets relatively warm during at any time during the year.

Thanks
None of the beaches in California are really comparable to Waikiki Beach in terms of warm water and gentle waves. However, in the 1920s and 1930s, sand from Manhattan Beach was shipped to Waikiki Beach to deal with erosion. Unfortunately, Waikiki Beach still has an erosion problem.
Waikiki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Closest I can think of would be Doheny. It has a fairly long and gentle break due to shallow conditions way offshore with the marina jetty on one side that causes the water to sit in one place and warm up. However, its rockiness is not Waikiki-like.

We used to think the water off San Onofre was warmer from the nuclear plant but that was probably just in our heads.

You really don't need a wetsuit unless your surfing and out of the water sitting on your board much of the time or out in the early morning. Once you stay in for a while swimming, wading, or body surfing from mid-day on you get pretty used to it.
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