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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 Surf Forecast / CAL – Marin County / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Thursday 04 Mar 2021 PST
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Stinson Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Stinson Beach sea temperature is 10.9 °C (Statistics for 04 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 12.1 max: 13.6 min: 10.3 °C)
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Stinson Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Stinson Beach sea temperature is 10.9 °C (Statistics for 04 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 12.1 max: 13.6 min: 10.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Stinson Beach (calm at Mill Valley 5 km from Stinson Beach). 2.0m 18 s period swell from WNW

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Stinson Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Stinson Beach over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 04) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 18s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 15s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Stinson Beach in the next 7 days are 3.5m 16s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Mar 05) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 5s period and expected on Wednesday (Mar 10) at 7AM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Thu 4th Mar)5.5ft (1.7m) 18s
Best Surf 7PM (Thu 4th Mar)5.5ft (1.7m) 18s
Most Powerful10PM (Fri 5th Mar)11ft (3.5m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Stinson Beach over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thu
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T california.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
1.6
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.9
WNW
3
W
2.2
W
2
W
1.8
W
1.5
W
1.9
W
2.3
WNW
2.2
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.3
WNW
1.9
WNW
2.3
W
2.2
W
2.2
W
2
W
1.9
WNW
1.4
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.4
WNW
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10
SSW
10
SSE
10
SSE
20
S
25
W
15
WNW
15
WNW
10
NW
10
NW
20
WNW
15
WNW
20
SSE
25
SW
15
SSW
30
SSE
30
SSE
15
ENE
10
NNE
25
NW
15
NW
0
SSE
15
WNW
10
NW
oncross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrossglasscross-
on
cross
4:08PM
0.90
3:39AM
1.28
5:47PM
0.86
4:38AM
1.26
7:22PM
0.90
5:46AM
1.25
8:32PM
0.97
6:56AM
1.25
9:23PM
1.03
8:01AM
1.27
10:05PM
1.08
8:57AM
1.28
10:41PM
1.12
9:48AM
1.28
9:49PM
0.42
11:20AM
0.03
10:58PM
0.52
12:36PM
-0.00
12:23AM
0.57
1:48PM
-0.04
1:44AM
0.57
2:50PM
-0.07
2:52AM
0.52
3:42PM
-0.09
3:47AM
0.46
4:26PM
-0.09
4:34AM
0.39
5:04PM
-0.06

Note: the tide data above is for Bolinas Lagoon, California which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Stinson Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Stinson Beach blow from the NE

Thu
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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--6:35--6:33--6:33--6:31--6:30--6:28--6:26--
6:07--6:07--6:08--6:09--6:10--6:12--6:13--6:14-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Fri morning, min 7°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WNW on Fri night, calm by Sun night).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Tue morning. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Thu morning, min 7°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Tue morning, calm by Thu morning).

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Information about the Stinson Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Stinson Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Stinson Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Stinson Beach surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Stinson Beach) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Stinson Beach may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Stinson Beach is 10 km (6 miles) from the city of Corte Madera. If you plan a vacation in Marin County, look for hotels and other accommodation in Corte Madera. Corte Madera has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

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