California doesn't have the monopoly on catching waves. And the water's fine on the South Shore, where Bobby Fenton's shop offers lessons (equipment provided) and rentals for beginners as well as seasoned veterans. Then paddle out on to Scituate's beginner-friendly Egypt Beach or Peggotty Beach and see if you can hang... ten.
East Coast HUI Surf School, 30 Peggotty Beach Rd., Scituate (617-548-7988). Starts at $60/hour.