Palos Verdes

Affluent hill-covered peninsula located in southwest Los Angeles County; home to more than a dozen surf breaks, including Palos Verdes Cove and Lunada Bay.

The cliff-lined Cove, with its four distinct reefbreaks, was first ridden in 1929, and quickly became a favorite among prewar American surfers like Hoppy Swarts, Doc Ball, Bud Morrissey, and Tulie Clark. The Cove was sometimes called "California's Little Waikiki" for its easy-rolling waves and dramatic cliffs that faintly resembled Diamon...