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Half Moon Bay Picture Gallery - Surfing Culture in San Mateo County Image

Half Moon Bay is synonymous with surfing. In our image gallery designed to lighten up, the picture above began as a photo. The photographer met a really nice group of locals who offered her a beer. These friends shown in the picture have grown up together and have no desire to move away from this incredibly special place. This is the home of Mavericks big wave surfing, the largest mainland surfing competition requiring tow to access waves that can reach 50 to 60 feet when conditions are right..

Surfing is a way of life in this region and the surfing culture is incredibly mellow. Walking out of a main floor beach suite at The Beach House Hotel, you can exit a gate to the beach and walk a short distance over to this particular beach  where the surfing, swimming and kayaking are popular.

Of course we enjoyed The Beach House Hotel immensely. This is also home to five diamond Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay, and many affordable options such as a Best Western.

Where to eat, Mavericks Brewery and Restaurant would be a top choice for soaking up surf culture. You'll see some of the best surfers hanging out having a nice dinner or eating out on the patio overlooking the ocean at this surfing-themed microbrewery restaurants.

Getting to Half Moon Bay is as easy as flying into SFO - San Francisco Airport. From there you must rent a car to get yourself to the bay.  From the south, you'll find Santa Cruz and the north is San Francisco.





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