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A skimboarder catching air in Laguna Beach, California
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Skimboarding was invented by Laguna Beach lifeguards in the early 1920s. The original skimboarders used rounded pieces of wood to surf the shallow wave breaks.

Aerial view of a surfer in Shaws Cove in Laguna Beach, California
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More than just a beach: Laguna Beach’s coastline consists of more than 30 unique coves and beaches.

Photo: Seth Willingham

Spotting dolphins off the coast of Laguna Beach, California, on a Newport Landing Whale Watching tour
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Laguna Beach has one of the USA’s largest dolphin populations. A video from the city went viral in May 2020 when a "superpod" of more than 1,000 dolphins was filmed off the coast.

Photo: Newport Landing Whale Watching