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SUP is the new rage and the fastest-growing watersport in the world. One reason for this is that learning to ride a paddleboard is a breeze -- almost anyone can do it 30 minutes after stepping on it. Another reason is that it allows for a lot of freedom. You are not restricted to the ocean and waves; the only limit is your imagination.
Going back to Cali means sun, surf and sand, and you'll get all that and then some (such as great food, fun shops, and yes, cute surfers), in the city where surfing originated in 'Merica. Just an hour drive from Los Angeles, it's perfect for a side trip or a week-long surf getaway.