The Central California coast between San Francisco and Point Arguello is one of the world's most fickle, weather-beaten, rugged, frustrating and beautiful stretches of shoreline in the world. Surf-wise, it's magically diverse, picking up the same swells and winds that buffet NorCal year-round, but here the coast angles a bit more to the SE (not to mention the S-facing haven of Santa Cruz), which offers some respite from the wind. Central California is a veritable paradise for the persistent surf-seeker who doesn't mind icy water, narrow serpentine roads, or the virtually inevitable disappointment of fluctuating wave quality.
The Stormrider Surf Guides are the worlds best selling and most respected collection of surfing guide books delivered in paper, ebook and app formats. The Stormrider Surf Guides are the only comprehensive colour guides to the coastlines of Europe, North America, Central American and the Caribbean, Indonesia and the Indian Ocean, South America, Africa, East Asia, The Pacific and Australia. The authoritative text includes oceanographic, environmental and cultural notes on the entire coastlines. Each guide contains numerous full colour maps and superb photos of the best waves, shot by the best photographers. All information is compiled with the help of local riders whose sensitive approach enables an accurate and knowledgeable appraisal. An essential tool for surfers searching for their perfect wave.