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Surfrider Malibu

Built during the Golden Era of California, Surfrider Malibu is remembered for its time in the 60s and 70s when Malibu was gaining a reputation for liberation and wild times. Neil Young’s Crazy Horse was just next door, and guests like Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young and the Doors all frequented. Now re-imagined into a modern California beach house, the newest addition to Malibu’s eclectic community is having its time in the sun all over again.

See …
Watch the California Sunset from the Roof Deck over a Surfrider Spicy Margarita… Casamigo Blanco tequila, St Germain, fresh squeezed lime juice, jalepeno and cucumber.

Stay …
Surfrider Malibu is made up of six kinds of rooms: Surfrider Suite, Malibu Suite, Pacific Room, 2nd and 1st floor Oceans and the 1st floor non-ocean. Simple luxuries lie in Bellino linens, Grown Alchemist amenities, Bose speakers, Parachute robes and a mini bar stocked with local California treats.

Take …
Lisa Marie Fernandez’s Farrah bonded swimsuit or Perfect Moment’s Wet Spring paddle suit will have you ready to hit the surf.

Taste …
With one of the hotel’s business partners owning a NYC Michelin star restaurant, an impressive food and drinks menu was always going to be an integral part of the offering at Surfrider Malibu.

Chef in residence Michael Brown of Habitas Tulum runs the food program, curating an all organic and sustainable menu, working with local organic farms with seasonal produce planted specifically for the hotel. Don’t go past the market board, designed for sunset hour as a picnic on a plate, with items fresh from the farmers market that day. Other local musts are SunLife Organics in Malibu plaza for super smoothies or Topanga Table.

 Shop …
Topanga Canyon for boutique shopping, vintage and homewares.

 Insider tip …
Cult classic film The Endless Summer refers to Surfrider Beach (or First Point) as the perfect wave, and its narrative is based on searching the world for “somewhere as good as Malibu”.

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