Bikinis & Boardwalks: Surfer Girls Pictures

From the fish tacos of San Diego’s Mission Beach to the inverted water slides of Ocean City, MD, explore the must-see sights of these 2 laid-back beach boardwalks.
Episode: Surfer Girls
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Board sports are a way of life in San Diego, and paddleboarding is just one of the many ways Mission Beach locals hit the waves.

The boardwalk dates back to 1925, when millionaire developer John D. Spreckels founded Mission Beach. His dream was to build a beachside playground, so he started with an amusement park, now called Belmont Park.

Just 16 miles from the Mexican border, San Diego is the southernmost metropolitan city in California. It’s got great weather, waves and babes all year long.

The manmade monsters at Mission Beach’s Wave House are created with the help of the FlowBarrel -- the mother of all wave machines, it’s one of only 5 in the world.

Hot fun in the summer sun never ends in San Diego -- it’s the coolest surfer’s paradise in the US.

San Diego’s wooden boardwalk connects Mission Beach with Pacific Beach to the north.

One 5-hour flight to the East Coast is another simmering locale … the action sport mecca of Ocean City, MD. In the summertime, warm Atlantic currents transform this hotspot into the ultimate thrill fest.

Ocean City, MD, or “OCMD” for short, sits between the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays, and the boardwalk here is a thriving 2-and-a-half mile adventure-seekers’ paradise.

Fisher's Popcorn is an Ocean City, MD, staple. They have been filling the boardwalk air with the scent of hot, buttery, caramel-covered popcorn since 1937.

The Aqualoop at Ocean City’s Splash Mountain Waterpark is a near-vertical water-fueled drop that morphs into an incline loop. It’s one of only 3 of its kind in the US.

It’s hard to miss Ocean Gallery on the Ocean City, MD, boardwalk. Visitors from all over stop by to peruse its unique works of art.

No trip to the boardwalk is complete without an ice cream cone, so step back in time at one of Dumser's Dairyland’s 3 boardwalk locations in Ocean City, MD -- serving delicious treats since 1939.

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