Solano Beach is a very nice area with Lake Hodges Dam, the ocean and many other local amenities. Elements are are quite plentiful on the West Coast. When Jeff (JSmOOth), our events coordinator extraordinaire, puts together a SoCal Event we average about 22 Elements, and our combo Meets with the Riggies and the CRV's bring out even more participants. When we promoted the Honda US Open of Surfing in July 2008, we had about 46 Elements that turned out, so yes, there are quite a few around. I hope that you had a great trip and that you enjoyed North San Diego County stay, as well as, SoCal in general. I'm sorry we didn't have the opportunity to meet you in person.