Last Updated on June 7, 2021

The Monterey county is home to some of Southern California’s tallest dunes and must-see destinations for sand surfing and related activities.

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Marina State Beach

Marina State Beach should be the first stop in your SoCal’s sandboarding trip. Located only a few miles north of Monterey, the beach boasts some of California’s tallest sand dunes as well as smaller, beginner-friendlier slopes. Both sandboarding and sand sledding can be practiced and it’s not uncommon to see families with small kids.

The Pit Sand City

Seaside & Sand City Dunes

These two towns share their beach and sand dunes. Sand City has a vibrant artist community and is particularly memorable for its sand sculptures. North of Sand City beach you can find a natural sand depression, “The Crater“, which also happens to be a clothing-optional area. The perimeter of the Crater is formed by dunes with varying steepness where sandboarding and sand sledding can be practiced. Sand chutes and runs can also be found along the shore and even in residential areas.


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Slip Face Sandboards Diamondback Board– 9 ply maple veneer deck
– High pressure laminate base, high gloss
– Dakine adjustable foot straps
– Slip Face Sandboards multi-positionable foot pads
– Swallow tail design

Slip Face Sandboard Kestrel WingTail– 9 ply maple veneer deck
– Low friction base
– Dakine adjustable foot straps
– Slip Face Sandboards multi-positionable foot pads
– Swallow tail design

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