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Best Adventure Sports in Los Angeles

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Feel the sun on your back, and wipe the water from your eyes as you prepare to pop up on your board and ride the wave during a lesson with Aloha Brothers Surf Lessons. This little Venice business is run by passionate individuals who live, eat and breath surfing. Owned and operated by Nick Fowler, guests will get a one-on-one, or private group lesson with him (or another instructor) and learn the basics of the sport or brush up their skills with some quick tips. A quintessential California experience, surfing lessons in sunny Los Angeles is a must.

Specializing in the quintessential California sport, Go Surf LA will have you hanging ten in no time. Whether you're a beginner or just looking for some tips to improve your ride, this surf school will have you feeling at ease in the water with your new found knowledge. Both wetsuits and soft-topped surfboards are included in your lesson price along with a 90-minute group session. After a few on-land instructions, students will wade out into the water at the sandy bottom beach of Santa Monica Beach, and ride their first wave. Stand up paddle board, or SUP, lessons are also available for those looking for a more leisurely ocean experience.

Whether you're 14 or 40, it's never too late to learn how to surf. Malibu Makos provides expert instruction and supervision in a variety of aquatic activities. Sign up now for lessons, programs, or organize a company retreat for a day out of the office. Run entirely by professionals, you are guaranteed to be in good hands. You know you've always wanted to hop on a surf board and ride the waves; here's your chance.

If free-falling at around 120 miles per hour is your kind of action, this drop zone is for you. Only 90 minutes outside of L.A., this is one of the largest skydiving centers in North America and they welcome jumpers of all levels of experience. Safety is the number one priority here: students are outfitted with automatic parachute activation devices. If you go with your buddies you can all jump from the same plane with your choice of accelerated free falls or static-line jumps.

Offering a variety of fishing trips including half-day, full-day and multi-day excursions, this company prides itself on getting its customers to the prime fishing spots in less than a half-hour. Frequenting well-stocked fishing grounds, its anglers commonly catch fish that include halibut, bass, yellowtail, barracuda and cod. In addition to offering fishing trips, Redondo Sportfishing also offers whale-watching voyages, charter trips and nature tours aboard its boats.

If you're eager to get out on the water but you'd prefer to avoid the guided marine excursions, why not rent a boat at Marina del Rey Boat Rentals? You don't have to be an experienced sailor to take advantage of this service - they rent out everything from kayaks, pedal boats and jet skis to powerboats and sailboats. Enjoy the open ocean with friends and family.

One of California's most prominent state reservoir parks, this protected area features a man-made freshwater body, namely the Castaic Lake. It boasts of a shoreline of 29 miles (46.6 kilometers), and an ample expanse of approximately 4,224 acres (1,709 hectares) of sweeping countryside. The Castaic Dam garners a lot of attention thanks to its majestic sloped 425-foot-tall (129.54 meters) concrete barrier that divides the lake into two separate sections; the lower lake for swimming and rowing and the upper lake for sailing, power boating, fishing and jet skiing. Amenities include convenient boat rentals, picnic tables, a bait shop for anglers and a mini-mart that stocks an eclectic range of scrumptious snacks and refreshing beverages.

This stunning state park encompasses soaring cliffs, verdant hills and rocky ridges which loom over a scenic expanse. Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park, where history and nature combine to dazzle visitors with an unforgettable experience, is crisscrossed by several trails which wind through its varied landscape. Home to a historic road as well as natural landmarks, this park is stippled with diverse flora and fauna, making for an adventurous outdoor excursion.

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