Surfclass.com has teamed with the Crowne Plaza, Ventura's only beach front hotel to offer hotel guests (and visitors to Ventura) surfing lessons to all ages. Enjoy the classic C-Street experience while in Ventura. Boards and wetsuits are provided. Lessons are conducted at historic Surfers Point (just outside the hotel parking lot) about 50 yards from the hotel. A favorite spot with the locals. To book a Surf and Stay reservation click here
Ventura, California. Close to Rincon, one of California's best point breaks, along with stellar surfing at Emma Wood and Solimar-just far enough from Los Angeles and close enough to Santa Barbara. It's a great place to meet on beautiful uncrowded beaches. There is a great local vibe in the water with everyone sharing the stoke. Ventura hosted the first prize-money surfing contest (in 1965), and it was here that three-time world champ Tom Curren and the "phun hog/tube junkies" Malloy brothers perfected their moves. Ventura's cool old downtown-wedged up against the foothills a few blocks from the Pacific-is packed with eateries, thrift shops, and bookstores. For more information Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau.