Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Daily Surf Report - 4/16/2014




Inspirational crystal quote of the day:  
“A fool and his money are soon elected." - Will Rogers

Good morning and welcome to the middle of the week. Boy-o-boy, what a gorgeous morning it is to be sure! The sun is up and putting on a display that is only second to the show the full moon gave us here last night. It's currently a cooler-than-one-would-think 53 degrees BUT, it will warm up in the zip code of the high 70's later today. The surf conditions are almost flat. What is bumping up isn't really breaking but it could always change AND, as I said before it's a beautiful morning. Hiking, biking, holding hands with a loved one or touring on a SUP. It's all in the cards today but only you can decide which one to play.



CHANNEL:  Knee-high close-outs are janking the place up here AGAIN! The Northern chapter of the Barney Army were here and claiming otherwise but I have eyes (four of 'em) and 25 minutes of observation says otherwise. Maybe later with the tide-turnaround could yield something of merit. Two (2) remaining soldiers of the Barney Army trying to ride the white water. WOOOO!


PATCH: Teeny lines that do not break. Maybe later? No one here and for good reason.


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



TIDES:

LOW: 6:53 am -0.4'

HIGH: 1:45 pm 4.7'

LOW: 6:47 pm 1.8'




WINTER HOURS are now in effect. We are now open daily from 10am - 5pm from NOVEMBER through APRIL.

 
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. Full wetsuits, 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, April 15, 2014

Daily Surf Report - 4/15/2014



Inspirational crystal quote of the day:  
“Don't do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. When you go to work, work your ass off. When you hate someone, hate them until it hurts." - Henry Rollins

Good morning to all of you dreamers and schemers. In today's blog I will be making a feeble attempt in bringing culture to today's report. In it I will attempt the Japanese art of haiku...

Sky
          Gray

Air
           55

Water

           Glass

Flat

           Perhaps...Hike

Surfers

            Sad

Domo arigato.   



CHANNEL:  I know this seems impossible to believe but it's even worse over here since yesterday. Below knee slurping white water with exposed, broke-ass sand bars. Seems the only thing happening here in the positive is fishing... which, is fine.


PATCH:  Smaller than the previous day the Patch is almost completely shut off (knee-to-below-knee) as undulations seem rarer than an honest lawyer. Still, two (2) longboards and one (1) janitor board (probably Russ) are out by the Rock/Meeting Rock/Bulk Head chatting, waiting, chatting some more, waiting and then paddling for a miniscule "now you see it, now you don't" speed bump and missing it as it wasn't going to break anyway. Not too be too judgemental about the questionable judgement of these 'Three Amigos,' but isn't it a bit early to be drinking?

NOTE: Pay your taxes today! Also, Happy Passover.

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



TIDES:

LOW: 6:16 am -0.1'

HIGH: 12:58 pm 4.8'

LOW: 6:11 pm 1.5'




WINTER HOURS are now in effect. We are now open daily from 10am - 5pm from NOVEMBER through APRIL.

 
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. Full wetsuits, 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.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Daily Surf Report - 4/14/2014


WE WILL BE CLOSING EARLY TONIGHT BUT WILL RE-OPEN TOMORROW MORNING AT 10AM

Inspirational crystal quote of the day:  
“The Opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting." - Fran Lebowitz


Good morning and welcome to another glorious day here on the planet we all inhabit which we call earth. It's an overcast and a smidge of a chilly morning here at the beach as the temperature is creeping in at a comfortable 55 degrees. The pilot light is lit so the temperature will come up a shade more later in the day. As for the water... there is still a slight bump in-and-about the place but not anything to get your chones (pronounced; cho-nays) in a bunch over. Big boards with even bigger imaginations could work today but it's definitely a Barney Beginner day.


CHANNEL:  Something over there is broke and needs fixing. Another day of thigh-high dumping white water that makes this spot, for the time being a 'no go' for surfing. Maybe later in the day, or if someone has enough quarters to put into the 'Wave machine' to get this place jump started. Not a soul here as I write this.


PATCH: Still operating in the thigh-high range over the middle of the Patch, sorta' outside, sorta' at the Snags, sorta' at the left...sorta' slower than Bush on his withdrawal from Iraq plan. Long waits and super slow-poke rides if and when they do arrive. Seven (7) of the regulars and irregulars on various craft. I suppose if you drove all this way...



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



TIDES:

LOW: 5:40 am 0.2'

HIGH: 12:13 pm 4.8'

LOW: 5:36 pm 1.3'




WINTER HOURS are now in effect. We are now open daily from 10am - 5pm from NOVEMBER through APRIL.

 
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. Full wetsuits, 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, April 13, 2014

Daily Surf Report - 4/13/2014




Inspirational crystal quote of the day:  
“A person will sometimes devote all of his life to the development of one part of his body- the wishbone." - Robert Frost



Good morning to all of you parishioners of the Church of the Sacred Heart of St. Duke and the immaculate Drop-Knee Cut Back. Put your hand on your computer and feel the love and energy emanating from the ocean as it pulls you in towards the eternal glassy emerald wedges of life and light! See how the skies are overcast and the temperature is flooding into your life and heart at a redemptive 55 degrees! Oh, land locked sinners who know not of the joyous salvation that dwells within our mother ocean never, EVER will know or understand the holy miracle of the Cheater Five, nor will they be delivered to righteousness in the sanctity of the cathedral like walls of the spitting barrel. Oh, ye of the flock of the liquid promised land.... it's a small but humble day. Either baptize thyself in the scared waters on a enormous water craft that could make Moses smite his own work. Or, practice the patience of a devout follower of the CSH of SD and the IDKCB, as tomorrow is another day.


CHANNEL:  Desperation seems to know no bounds as the Channel is puking up a hung over, thigh-high white water spew fest. No real wave to ride but that isn't stopping several janitors and longboarders from flopping around more that a World Cup soccer team. Five/six (5/6) various craft of questionable observational abilities.  


PATCH:  A thigh-high right, at best is slowly tumbling across the very middle of the Clam Patch. It's so slow that maybe a Lil' Wayne cough syrup concoction before hand could keep you in the hook? Great for beginners. Several out now and more speeding into the parking lot for the slo-mo replay. 


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



TIDES:

LOW: 5:06 am 0.6'

HIGH: 11:28 am 4.8'

LOW: 5:03 pm 1.1'

HIGH: 11:33 pm 5.5'



WINTER HOURS are now in effect. We are now open daily from 10am - 5pm from NOVEMBER through APRIL.

 
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. Full wetsuits, 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, April 12, 2014

Daily Surf Report - 4/12/2014



Inspirational crystal quote of the day:  
“There is no never... just long periods of not yet.” - Solenn Heussaff 



Overcast and S wind-ish morning with temp hovering around 55F.  Expecting partly cloudy day with mild temps.  Wind is light to moderate now and giving us a bit of texture to the ocean.  Likely to pick up so hit it early with the incoming tide if you can.  Just NW windswell remnants and a minor S swell trying to strut its stuff.  Rideable now but onshore flow could hurt conditions later.  Hoping for more S to fill in and tides remain good all day.  Yewww!


CHANNEL:  Not quite feeling it on the Bolinas side this morning.  Sandbars have migrated to a new neighborhood and taken up residence on the Seadrift side of the Channel.  A few pieces and parts worth looking into over there but mostly small rights that are thigh high and the rides are short.  No lefts visible but take a chance if you want as the lineup is empty and solitude prevails.  Be the first and only to catch a wave here this morning and set trends for others to follow.  


PATCH:  S swell in play but S winds putting a little damper on the fun.  If your heart is pure and your mind is clear you will reap the benefits of waist high surf of varying quality and quantity.  Mostly rights and the occasional left can be surfed for unspecified distances on boards of differentiated length this morning.  A few have shape and roll, reel and deal their way towards shore.  A few start, sputter and stop in the watery depths.  Tide is good.  Rocks are covered but lurking.  Get wet and put that saltwater smile back on your face.  


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



TIDES:

LOW: 4:31 am 1.1'

HIGH: 10:43 am 4.8'

LOW: 4:30 pm 1.0'

HIGH: 11:05 pm 5.3'



WINTER HOURS are now in effect. We are now open daily from 10am - 5pm from NOVEMBER through APRIL.

 
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. Full wetsuits, 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, April 11, 2014

Daily Surf Report - 4/11/2014



Inspirational crystal quote of the day:  
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else.” - Judy Garland


Overcast, foggy and super calm morning.  No wind and very glassy ocean surface - we like.  Temp just in around 54F and a low pressure system may bring some rain to the area again.  We will wait and see.  A small touch of NW windswell and peaking tide has things smooth but on the small side with waves running knee to thigh high - we like.  Good for the log rider or SUP paddler and there seems to be a contingent of them today.  A good day to ride especially while others are working.  Who knows what tomorrow may hold?  Get it now and savor it later. 


CHANNEL:  Micro-slider peaks spread out here today.  A few Groin and Channel lefts and a few Seadrift rights.  All are small and all are smooth.  Surfers and SUPs already on it and trying to beat the high tide to its peak.  Size runs up to thigh high and they are rideable on your biggest board.  Don't ask WHY just go. 


PATCH:  Diminishing returns here today as the swell drops and we wait for another S to arrive.  Rumor has it another is on the way tonight and winds are currently light.  There are 6 in the water here and pop up peaks can be surfed today as well.  Thigh high is the norm and some may be actually smaller.



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



TIDES:

HIGH: 9:54 am 4.7'

LOW: 3:55 pm 0.9'

HIGH: 10:38 pm 5.1'



WINTER HOURS are now in effect. We are now open daily from 10am - 5pm from NOVEMBER through APRIL.

 
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. Full wetsuits, 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, April 10, 2014

Daily Surf Report - 4/10/2014


Closing early. Will re-open tomorrow at 10AM.

Inspirational crystal quote of the day:  
“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." -Frank Zappa

Good morning to all of you bipeds of the brine. It's another foggy and overcast morning here at the beach. The temperature is sulking in at 53 degrees as the birds are staying home with sweaters on. Yeah, it's a bit chilly but that can change much later in the day. Not too much left of any swell... it's almost window glassy conditions but not a lot to glide upon. As always, if the conditions change for the positive I will most certainly note that positive change right here. If not, I won't.
 


CHANNEL:  Do you remember when the Chicago Bears played the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl in the mid-1980's? Then you may remember when Bears coach, Mike Ditka, in a bizarre exhibit of classless one-upmanship, let lineman William 'The Fridge' Perry bust in a touchdown from the one yard line instead of giving that honor to one of the greatest running backs in the history of the NFL, Walter Payton. Walter's ONLY Super Bowl appearance, too. That just wasn't right. Why am I bringing this unrelated-to-surfing anecdotal observation to view? Because nothing is happening at the Channel and that just isn't right either. One (1) janitor board buffing the floors way over at Sea Drift.


PATCH:  Occasional thigh high slow pokes burping over the very middle of the Clam Patch that sometimes break, sometimes not. Sometimes they go all the way to shore, sometimes maybe twenty yards and then dissipate back into depths. Four (4) longboards out there right now as desperation knows no bounds.


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



TIDES:

HIGH: 9:01 am 4.6'

LOW: 3:17 pm 0.8'

HIGH: 10:10 pm 4.9'



WINTER HOURS are now in effect. We are now open daily from 10am - 5pm from NOVEMBER through APRIL.

 
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. Full wetsuits, 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.