Rincon, the famed, half-moon pointbreak near Ventura's northern county line, is one of the true gems of the California coast. While its sister points in Santa Barbara are perennially shadowed by the Channel Islands and a stubborn leg of land known as Point Conception, Rincon sits just on the receiving end of the majority of winter swells. It only takes one complete wave to realize why the 'Con is considered California's best right pointbreak. If you can luck into a set off the Indicator, race through the section that runs across the mouth of Rincon Creek, connect it to the Cove and carve to the freeway (a total distance of about 300 yards), you've completed the Iditarod of pointbreak surfing.