Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach in half-moon bay is a hometown beach for me. I grew up in marine county and then moved south down the coast and ended up in Half-moon bay. Half moon bay is a small surfer town that is also home to Mavericks and some other incredible beach spots.

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Miramar, however, is the beach that I learned how to surf at and would boogie board as a young kid. One of my most vivid memories there was one day that my Dad and I had gone out to surf and as I was bringing my board back out after a way, I was run into by a giant Sealion. The massive animal had run into my legs and startled the hell out of me. I came back to the surface after spinning around underwater and looked the long whiskered, tusked beast in the face. The sea lion let out a large roar and then kept on his way. Being only 10 years old I yelled at my Dad to get out of the water as I swam to shore. After my encounter with a large sea animal, it took me a few weeks to get back in the water but when I did, I felt a little uneasy about what was around me. I think that as time went on, I realized that I was less and less afraid and more excepting to the idea that animals and humans can live in harmony with one another. Now I have no problem getting back on the board and into the water thanks to what I learned as a Kid at Miramar beach in half moon bay. 

A view of Half Moon Bay - Picture of Miramar Beach, Half Moon Bay -  Tripadvisor

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  1. Jasmine De Casas says:

    Hi David,
    I really enjoyed reading your blog on Miramar Beach, you gave me a new lens to look at this particular beach from so thank you for that. From the picture you gave, this beach looks absolutely beautiful, mesmerising even. How cool is it that you grew up right near this beach! I can only imagine how often you wanted to visit this beach. Besides the sea lion encounter you had when you were younger, did you ever see any other animals in the waters? After doing a quick search up of Miramar Beach, I wanted to ask if this particular beach is here in California? All that comes up is Florida, nonetheless it was a beautiful sight to see. Great post!
    Jasmine

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