Linda Benson was a pixieish 15-year-old when she became the world female surfing champion in 1959. Today her school, SurfHer (760/749-5997; www.surfher.net; $125 for a four-hour clinic), in Encinitas, California, a half-hour north of San Diego, is...
Encinitas Travel Guide
Articles about Encinitas
By John Welchman
At first sight it's a straitlaced, provincial paradise of unruffled summer days. Look again and you see that San Diego has caught the wave. No longer just a sound-bite city, its hottest offerings now rival those of L.A. and San Francisco. First t...
Things to do in Encinitas
Located on 20 acres in Ecke Sports Park overlooking the ocean, the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA is one of the largest and most active YMCAs in the country.