ADVENTURE GUIDE TO WINTER IN CALIFORNIA BY REEF ADVENTURE SEEKER
Some snowbirds head to the tropics when the first cold front hits,
but California’s mild winters offer so much beauty and diversity. I
never get sick of my home state!
Words by Anna Ehrgott
Photos by Russell Holliday
Here’s my MUST-ADVENTURES for winter in California:
Pismo - this beach break picks up swell even when it’s flat
Morro Rock - made famous by the extinct volcano that serves as
a beautiful backdrop to your surf sessions, Morro is a protected
marine reserve and home to healthy populations of sea otters, sea
birds, and some… bigger fish who generally stay in deeper water.
Shine Cafe in Morro Bay - Try the gluten free pancakes at
this yummy vegan cafe. Perfect treat after a long, chilly surf.
Santa Cruz - This surf town has more constant and world-class
waves than anywhere else on the Central Coast.
Verve Coffee - best place to get some caffeine and warm
up before dawn patrolling
Yosemite - This National Park attracts flocks of
photographers, climbers, adrenaline junkies and awe-struck tourists
all there to enjoy the cliffs that jet straight upward from the valley
floor. With over a thousand miles of protected wilderness, you’re sure
to be able to fine a couple places to enjoy stunning views and some
peace and quiet away from the crowds.
Pack: Boots, thick socks and having a dog sleep in your tent
with you will help stay warm! I wore my Swellular Boot Hi and
Swellular Boot LE. Both kept my toes warm and held up on day hikes
around the park.