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This spot is mostly just families and kids on the big flat beach. I rarely see surfers out at this spot. Because simply put the wave is not that good. But when your usual spot is flat as a board this may be a good alternative.

Additional Info:
Park in the TOLOVANA BEACH PARKING LOT (it’s free & safe). This is a great beginners spot. You don’t have to be in the group to catch waves as this is a beach break and the waves all depend on the ever changing sandbars beneath the surface. When the surf is bad up north at the cove and the point this place works pretty good. Not epic by any mark of the word but a fun place when all else fails. =P


From SEASIDE go south on 101. Take the third exit for Cannon Beach(TOLOVANA BEACH PARK).
From the South just look for the first Cannon Beach Exit(TOLOVANA BEACH PARK).

Once you get to the TOLOVANA parking lot, suit up and start walking north on the beach towards the big rock in the water (HAYSTACK ROCK). Once you’re about ~500YDS south of the rock paddle out and have some fun. PAY ATTENTION TO THE ROCKS!!! DONT GET TOO CLOSE.

WalkShort walk (5-15 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeBeach break
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
PowerOrdinary, Fun, Powerless
FrequencySometimes breaks (50 days/year)
Normal lengthShort (<50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell directionWest, SouthWest
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - 6ft+
TideDon't know
Tide movementDon't know

Rips / undertow, Rocks



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