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Best Southern California Beaches

On the beach in South Laguna, Tyler Lopez, 21, charges the surf with skimboard at the ready. Behind him, other skimboarders watch approaching breakers looking for their next ride. Bill Bryan, left, one of the world’s top skimmers, goes for a midair board grab. (Don Kelsen / LAT)
Bryan, left, skims while Chad Stickney rides a boogie board. Bryan says of his sport, “It takes skateboarding into the water. (Don Kelsen / LAT)
Day campers examine kelp at Leo Carrillo State Beach as part of Ecokids, which focuses on saving the environment. (Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)
Laura Claire Lombardi explores a tide pool at Leo Carrillo State Beach as part of EcoKids camp. (Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)