The History of Surfing In Imperial Beach 1937-2000


Tiny Imperial beach, the "most southwesterly city in the continental united states" played a major but little-known role in the development of surfing and surfboards. Beginning in the late-1930s the areas first surfers focused on the spooky powerful waves just off the mouth of the Tijuana River, a surf spot called the Tijuana Soughs, or more often, just "The Sloughs". The History of Surfing in Imperial Beach tells the whole story of The Soughs, IBs other pro quality breaks and the surfers who rode those waves.