Trestle: the greatest concentration of surfers in the world

Surfers are invited to support the recognition of San Onofre and Trestles in the National Register of Historic Places.


The jewels of South Californian surfing have been delivering consistent, near perfect waves for surfers, since they were explored in the 1930s.

Trestles provides some of the best year-round surfing waves in California, an area with the greatest concentration of surfers in the world.

Surfers now have the opportunity to have it recognized for its historical contributions by being listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The physical isolation and absence of commercial growth encouraged the development of a society whose lifestyle and unique culture would later personify Southern California and influence surfing worldwide.

From the early days of heavy wooden longboards to the development of high-performance aerial surfing, Trestles has remained at the forefront of the sport and culture of surfing.

Sign the petition to support the protection of the Trestles surfing region.