About Stockton

Stockton Lefts break off a rock jetty, but they need a bigger swell at least chest-high to overhead to show its full potential. This used to be the most consistent spot in town, but beach replenishment projects have made the sandbars hit-or-miss.

Source: Stockton Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to expert

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Mellow to moderate.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Light to moderate.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Depends on the sandbar but can get fun.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Doable, depends on the swell.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Pretty clean overall.

Additional Information

Hazards

Submerged pilings, vigilant beach-tag checkers.

Access

Easy, but toughest in the summer months.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, longboard, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

September through March

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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