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Paddle out and cool off

In the dog days of September, few escapes are more refreshing than a surf vacation. Here are the best fares to some of the world's most renowned surf sites:

September 02, 2007

Restricted round-trip airfares as researched on computer Thursday, the day before the Travel section goes to press. Fares change daily, and availability is not assured. Fares, which may involve a change of planes, are for airlines serving Los Angeles International (LAX), Orange County/John Wayne (SNA), Burbank/Bob Hope (BUR), L.A. Ontario (ONT) and Long Beach (LGB). Domestic fares include sales tax; international airfares do not. There may be additional surcharges on both.

Sources: Sabre reservation system, airlines and Web, Matt Moody, Brian Gable

*--* CAPE ST. FRANCIS (PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA) LAX $1,624 Delta, United ONT 1,624 Delta, United *--*

*--* BELLS BEACH (MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA) LAX $1,278 Air New Zealand, Qantas, United *--*

*--* MENTAWAI (PADANG, INDONESIA) LAX $1,341 Air New Zealand *--*

*--* OAHU ( HONOLULU) LAX $273 American, ATA, Continental, Delta, Hawaiian, Northwest, United SNA 464 United BUR 464 United ONT 464 United *--*

*--* PLAYA NEGRA (SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA) LAX $319 American, Continental, Delta, Mexicana, TACA, SNA 399 American, Continental, Delta BUR 328 American ONT 328 American, Continental, Delta *--*

*--* PUERTO ESCONDIDO, MEXICO LAX $390 Mexicana *--*

*--* SANTA CRUZ (SAN JOSE) LAX $105 American, ExpressJet, Southwest, United SNA 105 American, Delta, Southwest, United, US Airways BUR 98 Delta, Southwest, US Airways LGB 248 US Airways ONT 98 Southwest, US Airways *--*

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