Los Angeles, Los Angeles County

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Sunny, crowded, history-rich surfing area located in central Southern California; the birthplace of modern surf culture; current or former home to surf world icons such as George Freeth, Pete Peterson, Mickey Dora, Dale Velzy, Gidget, Malibu, John "Doc" Ball, Bud Browne, Greg Noll, and the Beach Boys. The 76-mile Los Angeles County coastline can be divided into three general surfing areas: 1) Th...

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