Mendocino & Sonoma County

Posted 24 Apr 2010

Sony’s Cove

This place is the best around. The sand can be a little inconsistant, but near high tide the sand softens up. This is when Sony’s gets the best. The beach has some slope, but the most around. Also there is a strong undertow, and the water gets deep fast, like with most good skim spots. So be careful, and keep… Continue »
Posted 24 Apr 2010

Salmon Creek

Salmon creek beach in norcal is the most popular surf/skim spot in Sonoma county. On a big winter day, Salmon creek has heavy shorebreak that will kick your ass no matter how many times you’ve skimmed the wedge on a pounding day. If you’re accustomed to riding big burly shorebreak salmon creek is for you if you like mushy small… Continue »
Posted 23 Apr 2010

Gualala Point Park

Access to this park is actually at the extreme northern tip of Sonoma County, right before you cross the Gualala River bridge. The shorebreaks here are consistent, but WARNING this beach is very unforgiving, the riptide can be deadly and you should never skim this one alone! I have seen 8-10 foot shorebreaks here in the winter, but you would… Continue »
Posted 23 Apr 2010

Anchor Bay

Good spot for beginners, with the best sand on the Mendocino coast. The central area of this half-mile long beach has a slight slope that is usually clean and smooth. The south end of the beach can have a steeper slope, particularly at the end of the summer, and can get some nice 1-3 foot shorebreak (but not consistently). In… Continue »