This last Sunday I decided to make the drive over to San Francisco to meetup with Damian Cooksey to do a longline. I haven't slacklined with Damian in over a year, so it was really good to meetup with him because I looked up to him a lot when I was growing as a slackliner. He was one of the original guys that was pushing the sport to new levels, so it was great to do this project that he has been planning for quite a while now.

A really cool 400 footer at Stinson Beach

This particular line is set right over where the waves crash on to the sand at Stinson Beach, CA. It's around 380 feet long and we rigged it to be about 5 feet off the ground in the middle. What makes the line extra cool is that one side is completely over water that is moving back and forth right under the line, and the other side is on the sand. The part over the water is nearly impossible to walk because of the changing perspective that the water creates. It's really hard to keep your balance over moving water, especially such fast moving water like crashing waves. Because of this (plus the fact that we were in a SUPER rush this particular day), neither Damian nor I was able to send this line.

Having a hard time on the 400 footer at Stinson Beach

We got everything setup for next time though, so the rigging will be a breeze. We had to go through the ordeal of finding the best spot, setting up the anchors, and waiting for the tide to go down, all while being aware of the time since we had to be out of there by 2 PM. It will be especially cool next time since we plan on doing a highline here also.

A cool and unique anchoring method for the 400 footer

Taking it easy at Stinson Beach on a 400 footer

Damian cruising a 400 footer over the crashing waves

Catching some waves at Stinson Beach


Place Stinson Beach, CA
Length 380 feet (115.9 meters)
Sag 4.5 feet (1.35 meters)
Height 5 feet (1.5 meters)
Webbing Spider Silk MKII
Tension 2,500 lbf (1,100 kgf)

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