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San Onofre


Relaxed, tradition-soaked Southern California surf break located at the north end of San Diego County, adjacent to San Clemente; home to the Pacific Coast Surf Riding Championships from 1938 to 1941; regarded since the end of World War II as a friendly surfing sanctuary for families, beginning surfers, and old-timers.

Origins for the name "San Onofre" are unclear, but the area may have been named after the desert-dwelling hermit Saint Onuphrius. California goofyfooter Bob Sides, driving thro...