The Surfrider Malibu

Surfers travel from all over the world to catch a wave at the legendary point break of Surfrider Beach… and there is no better place to catch the action than at the newly refurbished Surfrider Hotel. Built in 1953, the iconic motel has been reimagined as a chic surf lodge with 20 airy, light-filled rooms, every one of which has a balcony with a view of the sea. “We wanted to capture the essence of Malibu and California beach culture,” says co-owner Matthew Goodwin, who grew up surfing this stretch of coastline. That means outdoor showers and storage for surfboards and SUPs and a vintage Land Rover to drive guests to other iconic surf spots. Evenings can be spent on the rooftop around the fire pit dining on locally sourced food, or in the library planning the next stop on your California road trip.