Recently I started to learn surfing since it's almost the end of snowboarding season. My first attempt was in San Diego and then Ventura. Then vagabonding to Hermosa beach (Manhattan beach to Redondo beach) and really love the beach here. Thanks to the awful traffic, I've lived in LA area for a while but never really (want to) come to beach.
I smelled the oil when I was swimming. Then found myself get oil stain on wetsuit and my feet. It made me sad and worried about marine animals...
Stay in a hostel "Surf City" at Hermosa Pier which is 30s walk to the beach. Biking around in the afternoon and taking photos of surfers. I guess I like to take photos of it more than surfing itself.
Still hope I can stand on the board one day.