I’ll admit, the course is pretty much an out and back for both half and the full but I will say that it’s definitley one you will enjoy if you love the beach. The expo needs improvement…way to small of a location (in the beach parking lot adjacent from the Hyatt Resort on PCH inside a large canopy). If you get there too late Saturday, you may wait in line to get in and suffer while inside. All in all, I LOVE this course just because of the beach view. Parking is great as they offer FREE shuttles race day and expo days! Surf’s up dude!