We are going to be in Newport Beach this Sun to Thursday. Knowing that it is Memorial Day on Monday, and trying to plan to get in everything we can......need some advice on what and when to do. We are staying in Newport Beach, just off the Coast Hwy...I'll have 10/13 year old children.
We want to see surfing, apparently The Wedge is the best place for that, and earlier in the day? What time would we need to be there to see great waves and great surfing? Or is there a surfing contest somewhere on Monday? Is there another place we might see surfing also? I'm also going to arrange paddle board lessons for them at some point, maybe that will be a Tuesday event.
When I look at MapQuest, it seems The Wedge is on Balboa Island? So, I assume we take the ferry over to the Island? Can we see some surfing and then walk back to see some of the attractions on the Boardwalk? How far is that walk, it looks a long way?
We also want to go to Crystal Cove State Park. Could we likely see surfing Monday morning, then move over to Crystal Cove on Monday afternoon.....or will it be so crowded that we should just pick one beach area and plan to hang out for the day? Thanks for suggestions and directions.