• Beaches


    Ponto is a large and popular location. It’s one of the widest beaches in the county and is hugged by Highway 101. On the other side of the road, there is the Batiquitos Lagoon, a famous location in Carlsbad. It’s a family destination and has many resources, such as parking, volleyball fields, restrooms, and showers. Parking can be found for free in less crowded times. In other times, however, paid parking is always available. The beach is in the south end of Carlsbad, being located right next to the beginning of the city of Encinitas. Ponto is always one of the most popular surfing spots in the city. This means…

  • Beaches


    Terramar is one of the prettiest beaches around, and it’s a really interesting surfing and unique spot. There is no parking for this location, so surfers and visitors will usually park on the streets around Cannon Rd, usually on Cerezo Rd. There is a single staircase for access to the beach, which can be a benefit since this results in smaller crowds most of the time. Once you’re in the water, you have an amazing view from the cliffs that extend for almost a mile to the south. Surfing conditions there aren’t as reliable as in other places, but if you go to Terramar when it’s a good day, it…

  • Beaches

    Dip in The Road

    Dip in The Road is one of the secret beaches here in Carlsbad. Unless you are a local, you will most likely not hear about it. What’s good about it is that there is usually no swimmers there. It’s hard to access the beach, so it is only really worth going there if you are surfing. The process of getting to the beach is a workout itself. There is a small parking lot next to the location, but it is usually filled up because of the campgrounds. Across the highway, however, there is a residential area that is full of spots. There is no stairway to get down to the…

  • Beaches


    Tamarack Beach is a really fun and popular beach for surfing. Although it is one of the prettiest beaches in the city, not many swimmers go in the water because of the shore break. It is located where Tamarack Ave crosses Carlsbad Blvd, the coast highway. There are many different ways to access the beach. At the intersection, there is the entrance for a big paid parking lot in the perfect location. If the lot is full or if you are not in the mood to pay for parking, however, you can always park on nearby streets, which really aren’t that bad. There are many different stairways for access to…

  • Carlsbad State Beach

    Carlsbad State Beach

    State Beach is not one of the most popular spots to surf here in Carlsbad. It has its upsides and downsides. It is located right in the village of Carlsbad, the most visited and one of the prettiest locations in the city. Since it is not so popular, a benefit of going there is that it will never be too crowded, and knowing by personal experience, this can be a benefit for beginners. It has quite reliable conditions as well. Most of the days the waves are pretty consistent, and if you get to them it can become really fun. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves,…

  • The City

    The City of Carlsbad

    Carlsbad is a small city near San Diego, California with a population of 115,877 people. It is surrounded by cities like Oceanside, Encinitas and San Marcos. Carlsbad’s perfect weather, around 7 miles of beaches, natural trails, lagoons and numerous local attractions brings out thousands of tourists every year. One of the most visited places in the city are the charming Village and LEGOLAND. We are not here to talk about all the data, geography and history of the city, however. Besides everything, Carlsbad is a great location for surfing. In upcoming blog posts, I will be describing each one of the surf spots in the city, which include: State Beach,…