Surfin´ USA! Time to haul out on the board, put on a fresh coat of wax, and zip into your wetsuit. The Malibu Lagoon State Beach is a 72-year-old, 110-acre state park whose Surfrider Beach was a cradle of SoCal surfing culture in the 1960s, with a famous right break and three main surfing areas (above) suitable for beginners as well as experts. You can grab food and drink at the famous Malibu Pier, and there´s actually other intersting stuff to see/do around here, too, including nature trails, the landmark Spanish-Revival Adamson House, dating back to 1929, and the next-door Malibu Lagoon Museum. Then of course there are all the allures of tony Malibu, around a half hour from downtown.