Thehag…. I said “up here”….
I’m about 150 miles north of Santa Cruz….
Sure, people surf there, and Half Moon Bay, even up in Humboldt County…but even experienced surfers have been hurt.
Mavericks is closer to me…. about 75 miles south…. and very dangerous….
The coast of Sonoma County, whiich is where I live, is wild and mostly rocky….
There are days, mostly cold ones, when the waves are high….and people find coves and beaches to surf but I wish they wouldn’t.
Every year somebody dies…. and one year it was a friend of mine.
They’re NOT places for a beginner…. much less for a kid like Caulfield.
And Endless Summer was filmed all over the world, AFAIK not around here.