Lower Trestles is an adventure designed to wear you down every step of the way. Is it the best wave Southern California has to offer? Easily – but nabbing one is physically and emotionally exhausting. The walk down the trail is 15 to 20 minutes just to reach the sand. The cobblestones you must traverse for the paddle out want nothing more than to make you slip and fall in three inches of water. And, once you do finally make it out to the lineup, you have the honor of sword-fighting with roughly 7,000 guys named Chet from Costa Mesa until you are drained of the will to live. Oh, and then you need to hoof it back up the trail once you’re done too.
The crowd around you can make you feel like you’re playing surfing’s very own free-to-play mobile game. It’s class warfare at its finest – you can surf the break just the same as everyone else, but the whole experience is laced with hassles you can pay to remove. For an extra $1,000, you can upgrade to a mid-length to get more waves! For just $2,000, you can skip the walk and E-Bike your way to Lowers! Upgrade to the CRYPTO BRO EDITION and have a friggin boat drop you off right at the peak! For $100,000, you can build a catapult that will launch everyone that claims to be a Trestles local into the nearest Waste Management receptacle! And for the low, low price of $100 a session, you can speak to a licensed therapist about why you continue to torture yourself by surfing Trestles in the first place! All major credit cards accepted. Offers not available east of Interstate 5.