Historic Residence on San Francisco Bay
It's northern California, so Dude, you are going to need a wet suit. You can rent those at Proof Lab, about two minutes away, the best surf store in No Cal.
At the ferry we have an assortment of long and short boards, boogie boards, swim fins and booties. You pay for any dings.
There are three surf areas: Bolinas is 45 minutrs away, staggeringly beautiful and perfect for long boarders and beginners.
Rodeo (Fort Cronkite) is 15 minutes way and suitable for average surfers. Also pristine and beautiful.
Ocean Beach is a half hour away and can go from intermediate to experts only. On a ten foot, offshore November day, it is one of the best waves on the planet. It can also be very serious if you are not a good paddler.