Dana Point CA is at the center of the story as the birthplace of U.S. surfing culture.
Surfer magazine was born there. And it was the home of Killer Dana, a right-breaking wave just off the headlands that was famous for producing huge surf until construction of the Dana Point Harbor in 1966 stopped the break. ... “Surfing started in Hawaii but the surf industry was born in Dana Point CA. This beautiful seen was taken just north of Dana Point, a keepsake of the birthplace of U.S. surfing culture.