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Ignite your love for the shore with these classic beach icons. From boardwalks to bonfires, here are our favorite ways to dive in

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The "everyone's welcome" surf shop
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The "everyone's welcome" surf shop

The veteran surfers behind the counter at The Frog House—a fixture in Newport Beach for more than 50 years—help beginners and experienced shredders with gear and tips on local surf breaks. Rentals from $3/hour; froghouse.com

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