North Pacific Beach
How to get there: Head west on Tourmaline St off La Jolla Blvd until you hit the parking lot, and you’re there.
Tourmaline is a beginner break that has a little bit of a reef. It’s easy to find and access, which also means there is often a crowd. The surfers here aren’t as aggressive as they are at New Break, or "Nubes," to the south, which makes for a much more pleasant lineup. Tourmaline is another great place to spend the day, thanks to the welcome presence of bathrooms.