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World-famous, consistent, and classic. A long, perfect righthand point, usually very lined-up with several tube sections. Rides are possible from the very top of the point (above the rivermouth) all the way to the highway, but the swell has to be big enough and of the proper direction (W-NW) not to section off. Rincon can be good at all tides, but low provides the most hollow sections. The inner cove is generally a mushier, softer wave popular with longboarders, but it too can be screaming fast on the right day.

Always extremely crowded. Avoid surfing Rincon after heavy rains, when the impact of outdated septic tanks combine with the Rincon Creek outfall to pollute the line-up. While sewage seeps into the ocean from the houses on the point, homeowners block efforts to provide better facilities. Plainly visible from Highway 101, accessed via Bates Road. Free parking.

  • All Tides
  • Right-hand Pointbreak
  • Sand
  • S - NW
  • Easterly
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