Colorful, illuminated seven-foot-tall letters spell out Pismo Ocean, and the Whale Surfing Playground, which overlooks the beach, is decorated with the colors and components of nature. The local marine life, surfing culture, and nature around Pismo Beach provided inspiration for this Whale Surfing Playground. Surfing is coupled with the interesting natural phenomena of a Humpback Whale breaching and creating waves to create an exciting setting. You’ll never want to leave Pismo Beach after a few days there. Pismo Beach, about midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, offers warm weather, fresh air, and sunshine, as well as a variety of outdoor and beach activities for the whole family.