San Onofre beach is a part of the history of California. People started to surf the break "Old Man's" back in the 1920s. From the days of redwood boards right up to epoxy, “SanO” has always been THE Californian beach and has welcomed most all the prestigious surf legends, such as Duke Kahanamoku, Dale Velzy, "Da Bull" Greg Noll, and many more.
San Onofre State Beach Park, created by Presidential decree in 1971, has five and a half miles of coastline, and is among the top five most-visited state parks in California, with more than 2 million visitors a year.
A beautiful place, a prestigious beach, a spiritual experience -- these are the reasons that drove the Oxbow brand to celebrate longboarding by crowning the 2008 World Longboarding Champion in San Onofre, California.