Point Pleasant Beach,NJWhy:
Itís certainly not Hawaii, but you can be sure to get some good conditions and great surf down the Shore. While you can surf at any number of places up-and-down the coast, Point Pleasant Beach has a reputation for offering some of the most challenging surf in the area, and the surf shops nearby offer private lessons and board rentals.
Beach House Classic Boardshop, Bay Head, NJ, 732-714-8566, beachhouseclassic.com
; Eastern Lines Surf Shop, Belmar, NJ, 732-681-6405, easternlines.com