Monday, July 21, 2014

Daily Surr Report - 7/21/2014



Inspirational crystal quote of the day: 
“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” - Thomas Carlyle



Coastal cloudiness but no rain or low fog today - yippee!  Par for the July course of weather.  Humid and warm at 63F and not a breath of wind.  Calm and quiet morning.  Close your eyes, breathe deeply and soak in the sound of NOTHING.  Smooth ocean with just fading S swell and the NW windswell still delivering the goods this morning.  Plenty to ride for your nice longboard and we have full racks if your quiver needs an upgrade.  


CHANNEL:  A nice wave rolling through the Channel on the deeper bar.  Plenty of potential for lefts, rights and straights.  Size is waist high and consistency was observed.  Seadrift has good bars set up as well with a little left but a longer right to ride.  Tides are finally favorable all day so jump on it while the waves are fun and available.



PATCH:  Last gasps of S swell showing up every 20+ mins of so - otherwise relatively flat.  Smooth and wonderful for kayaks and SUP paddlers but not much surfing moments so far.  Try wait for the next S swell or enjoy the peace and serenity as the lineup is empty.  Knee high waves when they do show.


PACK IT IN. PACK IT OUT.
Respect the Beach


TIDES: 

HIGH: 9:18 am   4.2'

LOW: 1:51 pm   2.4'

HIGH: 8:21 pm   6.2'



SUMMER HOURS are now in effect. We are now open daily from 9am - 6pm from MAY through OCTOBER. 


Come out to rent if you need gear. We have a full selection of suits, boots, boards, and SUPs to rent every day and are only 522 steps to the beach.


Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have full wetsuits for men, women and kids.  Plenty of 3 and 5mm booties, hoods and gloves are in stock as well. If you are in need of a new suit or board now is a great time to shop. We have all the gear for your cold water surfing needs.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Daily Surf Report 7/20/2014



Inspirational crystal quote of the day: 
“Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie: A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby.” - George Herbert, poet

Yes - we now have actual rain!

Some fog, some clouds, some whispers of sun burning through over the lagoon.  A typical Nor Cal morning full of joy, wonder and profound potential.  Winds are light and ocean is glassy and smooth.  Maybe smooth in a not so good kind of way.  Fading S swell (they don't last long) and a bit of NW windswell in the offering for wave production today.  Perfect for the beginner, amateur and micro slider crew.  Roly poly slip sliders in the knee to thigh high size are out there but the waiting period is a bit tedious this morning.  Good tides in your favor and positive thoughts may enhance your experience greatly. 


CHANNEL:  2 SUPs on the inside Groin area says a lot this morning.  Occasional knee high rights coming through but mostly paddling in circles has been observed and duly noted.  Incoming afternoon tide may be able to give that extra little push we all need but for now you may need to seek refuge on the Seadrift side or explore new regions that offer a bit more exposure to swell.  


PATCH:  Smoothness and S swell remnants.  Will spit out the dying gasps of swell every 20 mins or so.  What remains is thigh high + rights working on the inside.  Will hold for trim and peel towards shore.  Not sure what else you can ask for on an early Sunday morning.  Get it now while water levels remain high.  Mind the rocks later and remember we offer excellent ding repair services for the careless and carefree. 1 surfer on it and he is stoked for the peace and serenity.


PACK IT IN. PACK IT OUT.
Respect the Beach


TIDES: 

HIGH: 7:58 am   4.0'

LOW: 12:48 pm   2.0'

HIGH: 7:29 pm   6.2'



SUMMER HOURS are now in effect. We are now open daily from 9am - 6pm from MAY through OCTOBER. 


Come out to rent if you need gear. We have a full selection of suits, boots, boards, and SUPs to rent every day and are only 522 steps to the beach.


Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have full wetsuits for men, women and kids.  Plenty of 3 and 5mm booties, hoods and gloves are in stock as well. If you are in need of a new suit or board now is a great time to shop. We have all the gear for your cold water surfing needs.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Daily Surf Report - 7/19/2014



Inspirational crystal quote of the day: 
“The real voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.” - Marcel Proust


Coastal cloudiness and overcast conditions to start the morning.  Fear not as we will have sun on tap later today and mild temps approaching 70 - I consulted my CRYSTAL ball.  For now - 61F with light S winds texturing up the ocean a little bit.  SW swell hanging in there and a bit of NW windswell to boot.  Water levels are decent throughout the day and surf can be had all over the beach.  Still in the thigh to almost waist high realm but perfect for the longboard contingent.  Gather your precious stones and paddle out to get the weekend off on a positive note. 


CHANNEL:  Paddle out to the Channel proper and towards the Seadrift side of things today for best results.  Good water levels here and a nice rolling wave with right and left potential for you.  Sizes run up to waist high and about 10 surfers on it now with more heading down.  Groin bar not feeling it yet but looks perfect for the wee little kids and micro-slider crew.  


PATCH:  A bit of texture on it with the S winds but still feeling pulses from the S swell.  It is a battle of wills to see who will prevail and dominate the dojo.  Mid level rights that reel and run towards shore and allow for a trip to the nose or a stall on the face.  Still working at a fun size despite the wind and a small crew of log jammers partaking of the goodness.  Size sizzles at thigh / waist high but if you know the Patch this will work for your big boards with 1 fin.





Kahuna Kapuna Classic Surf Contest Today!
This Saturday - July 19, 2014 from 8am to 5pm at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, CA.




  PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT. 
Respect the Beach.


TIDES: 

HIGH: 6:29 am   4.2'

LOW: 11:45 am   1.5'

HIGH: 6:36 pm   6.1'



SUMMER HOURS are now in effect. We are now open daily from 9am - 6pm from MAY through OCTOBER. 


Come out to rent if you need gear. We have a full selection of suits, boots, boards, and SUPs to rent every day and are only 522 steps to the beach.


Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have full wetsuits for men, women and kids.  Plenty of 3 and 5mm booties, hoods and gloves are in stock as well. If you are in need of a new suit or board now is a great time to shop. We have all the gear for your cold water surfing needs.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Daily Surf Report - 7/18/2014



Inspirational crystal quote of the day: 
“Sometimes it's not the strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells.” - Richard Paul Evans


Spritzing moisture but not quite rain.  Overcast and gloomy yet humid and warm at 61F.  No wind and expectations of sun should be realized later in the day.  Meager NW windswell and a decent and mid-period S swell joining forces to deliver the goods this morning.  Not pumping or epic but clean and rideable and the early morning tides were just right like baby bear's porridge.  There is something out there today you just have to have on open mind to see it.  


CHANNEL:  Tide has peaked and now begins to drop until the late morning.  Not going negative but will eventually be too low to have good surf.  A clean wave breaking straight through the middle of the Channel and thigh to waist high in size breaking predominantly left with a little attempt at going right as well.  Overall and nice wave to view and ride and your longboard should agree as well.  Evening tides will be good as well. 


PATCH:  Plenty of early morning water and the early birds catching the worm.  Mostly middle style rights that the Power Mouse knows how to ride.  Officially un-scored but the shop judges declare him the clear king today.  Size remains up to waist high +/- but smooth and holding shape this morning.  Tide now dropping so tread lightly as the rocks will expose and are always lurking below.  Evening incoming tide should have fun stuff as well so take advantage today as S swells do tend to die out quickly.




   

The Kahuna Kupuna is the only surf contest in the world that is specifically designed to honor the more experienced surfers (in age) among us!  Kahuna, in Hawaiian, means “Big Chief” and Kupuna means “grandparent” or “wise elder”.  The main focus of the contest is the Kahuna Kupuna divisions for men and women surfers who are 40 years of age and over, with separate age group sub-divisions for shortboard and longboard surfers. In addition, an Intergenerational Team Division and a Stand Up Paddle Board Division welcomes surfers of all ages.

This Saturday - July 19, 2014 from 8am to 5pm at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, CA.





  PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT. 
Respect the Beach.


TIDES: 

HIGH:  5:06 am  4.6'

LOW: 10:47 am   0.9'

HIGH: 5:43 pm   6.1'



SUMMER HOURS are now in effect. We are now open daily from 9am - 6pm from MAY through OCTOBER. 


Come out to rent if you need gear. We have a full selection of suits, boots, boards, and SUPs to rent every day and are only 522 steps to the beach.


Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have full wetsuits for men, women and kids.  Plenty of 3 and 5mm booties, hoods and gloves are in stock as well. If you are in need of a new suit or board now is a great time to shop. We have all the gear for your cold water surfing needs.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Daily Surf Report - 7/17/2014



Inspirational crystal quote of the day: 
“Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.” - Albert Einstein


Mellow moistness as we had some light overnight precipitation.  Now calm with sun breaking through, windless with glassy ocean, humid with a temp of 62F.  Looks like it could all be coming together for a nice beach day.  Still not much surf action with a fading NW windswell and a dropping tide.  Could be a new pulse of S swell showing up later today but it will take until the afternoon for water levels to rise enough to let it in.  A few waves are out there for the offering and positivity reigns supreme as always. 


CHANNEL:  Tide still dropping to low for another 2 hours but sandbars are starting to show already.  A few lefts off the Groin bar that are rideable and ruling at thigh high in size.  Deeper Channel showing a mix of rights and lefts that end quickly with low water levels.  Still something that will get your longboard moving in the shoreward direction this morning.


PATCH: Still some water and a few rollers trying their best to fold over and break.  Best options are inside where the rocks are mostly covered and the rights run thigh high and will peel along towards shore.  Out by the meeting rock are teaser waves the look to break then hold up and roll under.  Those that work are thigh high + and longer rides can be had.  More waiting than surfing further out but the choice is always yours to make.  Afternoon high tide and a new S swell will turn the magic on.




   

The Kahuna Kupuna is the only surf contest in the world that is specifically designed to honor the more experienced surfers (in age) among us!  Kahuna, in Hawaiian, means “Big Chief” and Kupuna means “grandparent” or “wise elder”.  The main focus of the contest is the Kahuna Kupuna divisions for men and women surfers who are 40 years of age and over, with separate age group sub-divisions for shortboard and longboard surfers. In addition, an Intergenerational Team Division and a Stand Up Paddle Board Division welcomes surfers of all ages.

This Saturday - July 19, 2014 from 8am to 5pm at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, CA.





  PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT. 
Respect the Beach.


TIDES: 

HIGH:  3:54 am   5.1'

LOW: 9:54 am   0.3'

HIGH: 4:53 pm   6.0'

LOW: 11:03 pm   1.3' 


SUMMER HOURS are now in effect. We are now open daily from 9am - 6pm from MAY through OCTOBER. 


Come out to rent if you need gear. We have a full selection of suits, boots, boards, and SUPs to rent every day and are only 522 steps to the beach.


Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have full wetsuits for men, women and kids.  Plenty of 3 and 5mm booties, hoods and gloves are in stock as well. If you are in need of a new suit or board now is a great time to shop. We have all the gear for your cold water surfing needs.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Daily Surf Report - 7/16/2014


Inspirational crystal quote of the day: 
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” - Confucius 


It's a cloudy morning here in Bolinas as the sun is doing it's best to push its way through and shine its radiant light upon us all. With air temps already in the mid 60s this morning, expect the sun to come out and for it to be a warm and beautiful day here once again. As far as surf goes, there isn't much to be seen. The tide is too low right now, but wait for later today as the tide comes in. The horizon is full of corduroy lines right now that are slowly rolling in and when the tide shifts and more water is over both the patch and groin, you can expect this 2-3ft NW swell to produce some fun small waves. But as has been the case for this week so far, the key is to wait for the tide and be patient.  


CHANNEL:  All of the sandbars are exposed as the tide is in the negative and still going out. Lines are forming on the horizon though so expect waves in the ankle+ range as the tide fills in over the bars. 


PATCH: Similar to the groin as the tide is too low and all of the rocks are exposed. Lines are rolling in and breaking on the way inside in the ankle range with corduroy lines all the way to the horizon giving hope to fun waves later today when the tide shifts. Wait for the tide before trying your luck and you may find some gems.




   
The Kahuna Kupuna is the only surf contest in the world that is specifically designed to honor the more experienced surfers (in age) among us!  Kahuna, in Hawaiian, means “Big Chief” and Kupuna means “grandparent” or “wise elder”.  The main focus of the contest is the Kahuna Kupuna divisions for men and women surfers who are 40 years of age and over, with separate age group sub-divisions for shortboard and longboard surfers. In addition, an Intergenerational Team Division and a Stand Up Paddle Board Division welcomes surfers of all ages.

This Saturday - July 19, 2014 from 8am to 5pm at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, CA.





  PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT. 
Respect the Beach.


TIDES:

LOW: 9:04 am -0.3'

HIGH: 4:06 pm 5.9'

LOW: 9:51 pm 1.6' 


SUMMER HOURS are now in effect. We are now open daily from 9am - 6pm from MAY through OCTOBER. 


Come out to rent if you need gear. We have a full selection of suits, boots, boards, and SUPs to rent every day and are only 522 steps to the beach.


Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have full wetsuits for men, women and kids.  Plenty of 3 and 5mm booties, hoods and gloves are in stock as well. If you are in need of a new suit or board now is a great time to shop. We have all the gear for your cold water surfing needs.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Daily Surf Report - 7/15/2014



Inspirational crystal quote of the day: 
I don't wait for the calendar to figure out when I should live life.” - Gene Simmons

The sun is out, the winds are light, the birds are chirping, and it is just a completely beautiful scene across the town this morning with one exception... there is no surf. The tide is an extreme low and the NW swell isn't making it's way around Duxbury as of now. On the other hand, it is warm in the low 60s already and bound to heat up throughout the day with partly cloudy skies that will most likely clear up to create crystal clear blue skies perfect for a beach day. With winds light this morning and the forecast predicting them to stay light throughout the day, expect some small rolling waves to push their way through once the tide shifts. But for now, sleep in or explore the crustacean kingdoms. Who knows what wonders you will find.


CHANNEL:  The tide is too low to have anything rideable. All sandbars are exposed and the groin pool is completely out of the water. Small white water in the toe high range is breaking in ankle deep water onto the sand. Wait for the tide to fill in more and try your luck.


PATCH:   Rocks are exposing themselves in a barely legal fashion this morning over sheets of glass. Nothing working here with the tide so low, but with more water, there may be some short little rides to be had on your largest water craft. Patience is key for this morning.




  PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT. 
Respect the Beach.


TIDES:

LOW: 8:17 am -0.9'

HIGH: 3:20 pm 5.8'

LOW: 8:45 pm 1.7' 


SUMMER HOURS are now in effect. We are now open daily from 9am - 6pm from MAY through OCTOBER. 


Come out to rent if you need gear. We have a full selection of suits, boots, boards, and SUPs to rent every day and are only 522 steps to the beach.


Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have full wetsuits for men, women and kids.  Plenty of 3 and 5mm booties, hoods and gloves are in stock as well. If you are in need of a new suit or board now is a great time to shop. We have all the gear for your cold water surfing needs.