The most popular surf spot in the county; meaty beachbreak resembling San Francisco's Ocean Beach in terms of size and consistency. Getting out can be difficult, but, if you're lucky, you can find a natural paddling channel. Heavy sandbar peaks are the norm at Salmon, which gets crowded but usually offers room for all. Rarely flat, so you can surf it all summer long.
Most surfers paddle out in front of the signed parking lot, but a stroll down the beach could yield a solo session at a comparable peak. Numerous white shark sightings. Camping nearby.