June 05, 2016 23:00 ET

Diamond Resorts Reviews -- Surfing on Southern California Beaches

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - June 05, 2016) - With frothing waves crashing on sandy shores, blissfully sunny weather, and a mystique captured for eternity by The Beach Boys, it's understandable that Southern California is a premier destination for surfers. The region's surf culture, originating with surfing demonstrations in the early 1900s and culminating in Malibu's Surfrider Beach being named the first "World Surfing Reserve" in 2010, fuels the desire in both residents and visitors to catch the perfect wave. Drawing upon its expertise, Diamond Resorts reviews two of Southern California's top resorts for vacationers who want to experience the thrill of surfing the Pacific Ocean.

Located an hour south of Los Angeles and an hour north of San Diego, Capistrano Beach is one of Orange County's little-known gems. Nestled in the heart of the picturesque town, visitors are delighted to discover that the Riviera Beach & Spa Resort delivers stunning ocean views and spacious accommodations. Guests can be found working out in the resort's fitness center, renting bicycles onsite in anticipation of enjoying the fresh sea breeze, and relaxing at the pool or in the spa. After a day spent in the California sun, vacationers can relax in their one- or two-bedroom beach retreat, preparing a meal in the full kitchen or enjoying the soothing whirlpool jet tub in the master bath.

Diamond Resorts reviews that, just a stone's throw away, Riviera Shores Resort offers even greater affordable luxury, with accommodations ranging from studios to two-bedroom villas. The two resorts share multiple pools and a hot tub, in addition to a full slate of scheduled activities. Families can be found scampering on scavenger hunts and playing candy bingo, while adults can test their skills playing blackjack. Yet the big draw for both resorts is Doheny State Beach, accessed by a charming pedestrian walking bridge over the renowned Pacific Coast Highway. There, guests can be found captivated by the thrill of superb Southern California longboard surfing from one of four spots: Rivermouth, Boneyard, Indicator, and Seconds. Seasoned surfers note that the multiple takeoff points make Doheny State Beach inviting for both beginners and experts.

Surfing aficionados staying at either Riviera Beach & Spa Resort or Riviera Shores Resort welcome the opportunity to venture out and explore other beaches on Orange County's 40-plus miles of coastline. Huntington Beach is home to one of the largest surfing competitions in the world, while Newport Beach's 56th Street offers waves suitable for surfers of every skill level. On the Balboa Peninsula, vacationers enjoy surfing, bodysurfing, and skimboarding in an area known as The Wedge. Seasoned surfers often opt to showcase their skills at Trestle Beach, which boasts powerful, hollow waves. Diamond Resorts reviews each Southern California beach and describes their own personality, enticing beginning, intermediate, and even professional surfers to paddle out into the Pacific and experience the spray of saltwater and the shot of adrenaline that accompanies catching the perfect wave.

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