Thursday, March 17, 2011

Daily Surf Report - 3/17/2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!! Wear some green and celebrate.

Clear skies today with lots of blue showing - guess the rain is going to hold off. No wind and crisp temp of 44F. Ocean surface is smooth and there is swell in the water. It is a surf day today.

Channel/Groin: Shoulder to head high sets - again. Sandbars have settled down and are working. Dredging on the inside and very shortboardable even on the high tide. Better yesterday afternoon with lower tide. Good, workable lefts with some Seadrift rights. Lots of W in the swell direction so also some 2 - 3' waves breaking right in front of the boat ramp.

Patch: Chest to head high on the sets. Still breaking way outside with the higher tide. Longboards and SUPs in the water all catching waves. Should improve with tide change later in the day.

Closing at 2:00pm today. PJHS track meet vs. Healdsburg today. Go Bantams!

NEWS: Mini Simmons Surfboards -
New batch of Mini Simmons boards are in the shop! Come by and be one of the first to get your hands on the boards. Buy and ride today - it works insane.

With the return of retro and classic surfboards, many surfers love the feel of riding a Mini Simmons board. Based on the early designs of Bob Simmons, who was light years ahead of his peers, the boards were considered revolutionary at the time. They have enjoyed resurgence in the last few years with a massive decrease in their length, and a modernization of their features. The best way to describe these boards is short and wide. The board is a revelation to ride. They are loose, oh so skatey and the fastest board you’ll feel under your feet -period.
Designed so that even the heaviest of riders can go small in size, these boards are ridden ridiculously small, rarely getting over the 6’0” mark. An awesome alternative to the swallow-tail fish which can tend to be tippy and doesn’t handle bigger surf well.

We have new locally shaped SK8 Hand Planes in the shop made from recycled skateboards. Pair it with a set of Churchill fins and you will always have a smile on your face after your session. Each plane is unique and has individual signed artwork. Come by the shop and check them out. Makes a great gift for the surfer in the family.

Awesome board bags from Deeper Visions are flying out the door. Hand-made by a local Bolinas artist. A perfect way to store your board and all are one of a kind. Check out our current selection or ask about a custom order.

Just a reminder to pack your trash!!! PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT. Respect the Beach.

Low: 4:01 am 1.6'
High: 10:13 am 6.0'
Low: 4:31 pm -0.2'

We are now open daily from 10am - 5pm for our Winter hours through March. 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.

If your are in need of a new suit or board for winter now is the time to pick something up as we are fully stocked with new gear. The rack has everything from fishes to classic longboards, wetsuits, hoods, gloves and booties for your cold water surfing.