The Monterey Bay coastline is a popular destination for surfing. Because of its twists and turns, there is a section of beach that faces literally every direction of the compass. For surfers, this means that at any time of the year, there's at least one beach in Monterey County with great surf. For the surfer looking for reliable waves and the beach that breaks most often is Asilomar Beach. Waves in Monterey are too big and the coastline too rocky to ride from Lovers Point to Big Sur, unless you are an advanced or expert surfer.