The second annual California Surfing Day is on the horizon and rolling in September 20th.  This holiday celebrates California’s official sport and surfing lifestyle by honoring the history, surfing culture, and future of surfing.  So, in preparation we’re sharing the best location to catch a wave in Morro Bay.  Along with the best places find equipment, check on conditions, competitions to test your skills, and hotel specials.  No matter if you’re a pro or a beginner, the perfect way to spend your California Surfing Day is surfing Morro Bay.  

Perfect Break Locations

Grab your board and head out to Morro Bay’s miles of wide-open, unspoiled, sandy beaches offering awesome surf breaks.  Morro Bay waves are extremely consistent.  Fun when they are small and powerful when they are big.  With the high number of surfable days on the Central Coast along with Morro Bay’s varied coastline you can find a new spot or sand bar about every 100 yards. 

1.  Morro Rock 
This renowned iconic surfing location is the place to catch a wave on the Central Coast.  Picture perfect and lots of fun it is the must surf spot when in Morro Bay. 

2.  Morro Beach 
6 miles of varied coastline means plenty of room to spread out, and the consistent waves mean it’s always a good idea to grab the board and head to Morro Beach. 

3.  Morro Bay & Sandspit 
The entrance to bay can produce some waves (especially in large swells).  The South Jetty beach breaks are especially popular.  Although a little more difficult to access, the Sandspit is also a local favorite.    

4.  Cayucos Pier 
Just at the other end of the beach is the Cayucos Pier.  This spot is another popular location just a short distance from Morro Bay.  

5.  Mouse Rock 
Mouse Rock is a reef break that has been known to produce larger waves.  However, it is a bit further off the coast than other local locations, so be prepared to paddle.  

Surf Report

The Morro Bay surf report is reported on multiple platforms offering detailed surf forecasts and live surf reports including information on local swells, winds, and pressure charts so you know what to expect before heading to the beach to go surfing Morro Bay.  You can even check one of five live surf cameras for the most up to date conditions.    

Rentals & Lessons        

And you don’t have to be a professional to surf Morro Bay.  In fact, it’s the perfect place to take up the sport. Learn how to catch a wave by booking a lesson at the Morro Bay Surf Shop / AzHiAzIaM or Wavelength Surf Shop. They have all the equipment rentals you’ll need, as well as, instructors to get you standing on a board in no time.

Custom Shaped Boards

Looking to purchase a new board to hang ten?  Joe’s Surfboard Shop creates and sells custom designed and shaped boards.  Joe himself has been shaping surfboards for over 35 years and now works under his own label NSL Surfboards – exclusively out of Morro Bay.  He is at the shop building and taking shapes six days a week. 


Watching surf competitions is also an important part of Morro Bay’s surf culture.  Hosting multiple surfing events speaks to the waves, conditions, and passion for the sport in Morro Bay.  You don’t want to miss the excitement of a live surfing competition. 

WSA Championship – November 9 & 10
The Western Surfing Association is the oldest amateur surfing association in the U.S.  The WSA Championship Tour is coming to Morro Bay November 9 & 10th.           

Big, Bad & Ugly – Mid-February
Put on by the Estero Bay Surf Club, this local competition is very fun, and the sometimes gnarly conditions this time of year can make things extra thrilling. 

SLO CAL Open at Morro Bay – February 27-March 1
You can even catch the pros take to the waves at the inaugural World Surf League’s event at Morro Rock.  It’s sure to be an event not to be missed!

Surf Day Specials

Make sure to book your stay in Morro Bay to have the easiest access to the waves.  Stay for California Surfing Day and take advantage of these deals:

Check in with your surfboard at Estero Inn for 15% off your rate.  Killer breakfast included with your stay along with complementary wine tasting when you book a multiple night stay!
Book direct to receive this offer: (805) 772-1500

Get 20% off a massage at the onsite spa when you book direct.  Rent a surfboard and grab a pastry just downstairs from the Inn.  Then drive 2 minutes to the Rock for a great surf session!
Book direct to receive this offer: (805) 772-5038

Enjoy California’s state sport during California Surfing Day and beyond by surfing Morro Bay.  Book your room today so that you can stay close to the waves or call the Morro Bay Visitor Center at (805) 225-1633 for more information.