About Stinson Beach

A sheltered crescent of fine, white sand popular with sunbathers and tourists. The surf can get good, but the swell must be small and clean. Windswells work wonders here. Higher tides work best.

Summer lifeguards along with a snack bar and a vast car park. There was a non-fatal shark attack on a bodyboarder here in August 1998.

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Stormrider Guide for Stinson Beach
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Peaky Beachbreak Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand Sand
  • S - NW S - NW
  • North Easterly North Easterly
  • 6 2 Swell Range 2 - 6ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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