Tourmaline Surfing Park History

This monument honors the past and present surfers at Tourmaline Canyon Surfing Park who have embraced its beach, surf and camaraderie.

Since the opening of the park in May 1963, Tourmaline's local surfers have shared their time, skills and wisdom with all who have been interested in receiving them. Great surfers and fine men and women have grown up within the Tourmaline culture, and carry the positive traits learned here into their lives and those of the people around them.

Tourmaline Surfing Park holds a unique position in California's surfing geography. While similar to other popular beaches up and down the coast, “Tourmo” retains a unique quality all its own. Established in 1963 as a surfing “Park” the well formed waves have drawn scores of surfers to its shores since the 1930's.