A fun thing to do in Malibu. Fish off the Malibu Pier. Standing on the pier facing west and you not only get to fish but you will get to watch the surfers off Surfrider Beach. Several types of fish are caught from the pier and pole holders and benches are provided. A great catch would be a flat bellied fish, the famous Malibu Halibut. Getting harder to find, but still around. There is sport fishing from the boats that go off the Malibu Pier.
Equipment: A good ocean fishing rod and a Penn reel. lol Tackle box filled with many weights and hooks. Look out for the seagulls and pelicans. They will fish your bait. Bring bait.
Surfing is a California sport and a hot bed is in Southern California. One of the famous beaches with waves that support surfing is Surfriders Beach at Malibu. Movies have been filmed at this beach. Surfing movies like the Gidget films had been shot at Surfrider Beach. Great for longboarders and during the summer, surfers may fight for a spot on the water waiting for the perfect wave. It is a "hot spot" for the surfing swells created by the Malibu Point near the Lagoon. In the summer, parking will be a part of the battle to get to the beach. This is one fun place to see the surfers at Surfrider Beach at Malibu.
Equipment: Bring your surf board, wet suit, and your lunch. Without your own and a tourist to the area, Malibu has This is not a snorkleing beach. This is not even a swimmers beach. It is a surfers beach. If you go to watch, stay out of the water. If you want to refresh in the water, head over toward the pier and make sure no surfers are near.
Surf baby! Go to the beach. Surfrider where So Cal Surf culture kind of lives on in the popular imagination, is a nice beach to watch surfing at, but the lagoon there is polluted from storm drain run-off. Go North Young Man..go North towards Point Dume or the Ventura County line.