California Skimboard Spot Check: Año Nuevo State Park

Adam Balaam, Mike Finneran and Derek Popple ventured to Año Nuevo State Park for a Californian skimboard session for a spot check. Derek went a step above normal spot checks and shot this banger video. This spot looks super fun and we plan on launching more skimboarding spot check videos and profiles in the future.

Q. How’s the skimboarding at this spot?

A. The skim is usually good, but its best when the surf is big so water spills over the break of the beach.

Q. . What are the best tides for this skim spot?

Q. Who can you find skimboarding there?

A. We were the first people to skim the spot so no one really skims there.

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Q. Any unique features that separate this spot from other beaches? Beside the Golden Gate Bridge?

A. The spot is distinctive because you have a good view of the coast and the Pigeon Point light house. There's also a gas station and brewery right across the highway.

Q. Anything you need to watch out for? Shells? Glass? Sharks? Bums?

A.Watch out for dead birds, maggots in the water and windy days since its unprotected.

Q. What are the pros and cons of this skim spot?

A.The spot is scenic and the drive along Highway 1 is really nice. Cons are the grimy water and the wind.

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