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Stinson Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.9

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Stinson Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.8 °C

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Wave (m) 3.5
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Period (s) 15 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 0
WSW 5
NW 5
NNW 5
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Stinson Beach in SF Marin is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of sharks, rips and rocks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Bolinas Lagoon, California, 3 km from Stinson Beach.

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Stinson Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

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At Stinson Beach wx, 2 km from Stinson Beach.

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Air temperature
12.7 °C

Current weather near Stinson Beach

Buoy Data:

At San Francisco Bar, 7 miles from Stinson Beach.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.0
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Dominant period (s) 14 14 14 15

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Overall Stinson Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Stinson Beach is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Stinson Beach is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away.
  • Third is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ) in USA, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU) in USA is 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Stinson Beach and is 87 km (54 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Stinson Beach, CAL - Marin County. Use the tab navigation above to view Stinson Beach sea temperature, Stinson Beach photographs, Stinson Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Stinson Beach webcams, current wind from CAL - Marin County live weather stations and Stinson Beach tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Stinson Beach.